Noah Hawley’s ALIEN Series Will “Feel Like a Part of the Cinematic Universe.”

ALIEN Series

FX network head John Landgraf recently talked a little bit about Noah Hawley’s upcoming Alien series. He explained that the series will be “very grounded” and that Hawley is “very conscious of the fact that there’s a cinematic universe.” He went on to that that, “I think you’ll also see that the show will feel like a part of the cinematic universe you’re familiar with in terms of Alien.

This should be comforting to hear for longtime fans that might have been worried of the direction of the series. He also described the show as being “a beast … a really big, world-building exercise.”

As for when we will finally see the show released, Landgraf said, “I have optimism that that show may well roll out in 2023. It will probably roll out 2023, but we want to get it right.”

The series is said to be “set not too far into our future,” and it’s the first Alien story set on Earth. It’s been confirmed that this series will not be an Ellen Ripley story. Hawley previously shared some details about the series saying:

“It’s a story that’s set on Earth also. The alien stories are always trapped… Trapped in a prison, trapped in a space ship. I thought it would be interesting to open it up a little bit so that the stakes of ‘What happens if you can’t contain it?’ are more immediate.”

The filmmaker also said that his series will tell a story about Inequality and talked about what he loved about the first two movies in the franchise:

“On some level it’s also a story about inequality. You know, one of the things that I love about the first movie is how ’70s a movie it is, and how it’s really this blue collar space-trucker world in which Yaphet Kotto and Harry Dean Stanton are basically Waiting for Godot. They’re like Samuel Beckett characters, ordered to go to a place by a faceless nameless corporation. The second movie is such an ‘80s movie, but it’s still about grunts. Paul Reiser is middle management at best. So, it is the story of the people you send to do the dirty work.”

Hawley expands a bit on the inequality aspect of his series saying, “In mine, you’re also going to see the people who are sending them. So you will see what happens when the inequality we’re struggling with now isn’t resolved.”

Source: Deadline

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