The return of the best science fiction and horror franchise of all time will be in the form of a series and there is no one to stop it

It was announced in 2020 and since then not many details have been known, but the ‘Alien’ series directed by Noah Hawley (‘Fargo’) has not remained in a drawer.

It would not be the first nor the last project that, despite having been announced with great fanfare, ends up being left unanswered. However, the expected series of alien by Noah Hawley, famous for being the mind behind hit series like Fargo either Legion, is not one of them. Despite having been announced for the first time at the end of 2020 and having become a mysterious project whose announcement was followed by a few years of silencethe ambitious fiction is not only still running, but the latest update of it promises that the machinery is about to start working.

Two years have passed since the talk of a series set in the universe of what is undoubtedly one of the best science fiction and horror franchises, but now we are sure that the project is progressing. This has been confirmed by the president of FX, John Landgraf, in a meeting with the press during the winter tour of the Critics Association in which he has updated the status of the mysterious series:

Noah is currently in full production on the fifth season of ‘Fargo’ but is in active pre-production on ‘Alien’. He has written scripts.

As collected DeadlineLandgraf has also commented that Hawley would be holding important meetings with another part of the team in Austin and preparing to begin production this year after completing the fifth season of his flagship series.

Although the status of the project was unknown, it is not the first time that FX has offered some information about the Alien series. In fact, last year at this time Landgraf himself anticipated an important detail: That he would be set before the events starring Ellen Ripleythe mythical character of Sigourney Weaver in the franchise started by Ridley Scott, and who would be the first story of the saga set on planet Earth. Likewise, it has also been confirmed that the mythical character will not appear in the series.

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“Ripley will not be part of the series nor will any of the other characters from alien other than the alien itself,” confirmed Landgraf.

On the other hand, the first names linked to the project are also known: Juno Temple, Jon Hamm, Joe Keery, Lamorne Morris and Richa Moorjani, among others.

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Parallel to the series, another project is also in development: a new Feature Film, which has been described as independent from the rest of the saga, which will be directed by Fede Álvarez (evil dead, Do not breathe) and starring Cailee Spaeny, a signing that began to sound strong months ago. With plans to start shooting in early 2023 and with Ridley Scott attached to the project, the story It will have no connection to either the original movies starring Sigourney Weaver or the more recent ones. Prometheus Y Alien: Covenant.