FX Is Giving Us an Alien TV Series and We're Already Scared

Just as we were beginning to get over all that happened in 2020, FX has given us another reason to consider living outside planet Earth: extraterrestrials. 

On Thursday, Dec. 10 during the Walt Disney Company’s Investor Day 2020 presentation, the network confirmed it is working on a TV series inspired by the Alien movie franchise. With Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley set to executive-produce, the project has been introduced as “a scary thrill ride set not too far in the future“—and the first to take place on Earth. Specifically, it’s been pitched as a hybrid of 1979’s Alien and 1986’s Aliens. 

In addition, director Ridley Scott (Alien, Prometheus, Alien: Covenant) is also in talks to executive-produce, according to Entertainment Weekly. Starring Sigourney Weaver as Ripley, the only survivor of an alien attack out in the middle of space, the 1979 film remains a classic in the sci-fi genre that definitely gives us a lot of horror. At the time, Weaver was a relatively unknown 28-year-old actress. She reflected on the role ahead of its 40th anniversary back in 2019. 


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