The long-mooted Alien TV series looks like it’s gone back again, with a debut now expected in 2025. More here:
While we know that Fede Alverez’s upcoming Alien film – Alien: Romulus – will be getting a summer of 2024 release date in cinemas (assuming that everything goes to plan there), we unfortunately can’t say the same for the Alien TV show being created by the Fargo showrunner, Noah Hawley.
Hawley’s take on the Alien universe seems to have been in some form of production for what feels like a very long time. In fact, some of the scripts were completed as far back as 2021, but the lingering effects of the pandemic, then this year’s strikes, have slowed down progress.
As a result, Hawley has revealed to The Wrap that the show is unlikely to now debut before 2025. Given that no footage has thus far been shot, that feels like an expected piece of news.
We do know that Sigourney Weaver won’t be returning as the series’ stalwart, Ellen Ripley.
Apart from that, we don’t have much to go on at all, although Hawley did have this back in 2021 about his take on the Alien films: “Those are great monster movies, but they’re not just monster movies.”
Instead, he said that “they’re about humanity trapped between our primordial, parasitic past and our artificial intelligence future – and they’re both trying to kill us. Here you have human beings and they can’t go forward and they can’t go back. So I find that really interesting.”
There are plenty of fans of Fargo out there that are keen to see what Hawley will bring to the world of Alien. Sadly, it seems like we’re going to have to wait just a little bit longer.
Rest assured, we’ll definitely bring you more details on this project as we hear them.