The future Alien series will not be a story around Ellen Ripley

At the helm, the creator of Fargo and Legion, Noah Hawley says a lot about his new way of approaching the saga.

Xenomorphs can rest easy. Ellen Ripley will give them a royal peace in the future series Alien currently written by Noah hawley.

The head of FX Networks, John Landgraf, had announced in December to advance quickly on this large-scale project, specifying just that it would be “thehe first Alien story to take place on Earth “.

At a Q&A with Vanity Fair, Noah hawley said a little more by explaining that his series “won’t be a Ripley story “. The action heroine embodied in the cinema by Sigourney Weaver will therefore remain in her films and will not have a television variant. “She’s one of the greatest characters of all time and I think the story was told pretty perfectly. I don’t want to touch it “, justifies the creator of Legion and Fargo.

Noah hawley explained in the wake that by placing the plot on Earth, the saga Alien would change its approach: “The stories of‘Alien are always stories of trapped people. Trapped in a prison, trapped in a spaceship … I thought it would be interesting to open up the world a bit to change the stakes more drastically: What if you can’t not contain the threat? “

So far, Hawley has written two scripts and he hopes to film in the spring of 2022. For now, the series Alien has not yet been ordered and will be broadcast on either the FX channel or the Hulu platform.

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