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Ridley Scott Says The Alien FX Series Will Be 8-10 Hours Long

The upcoming Alien FX Series will be 8-10 hours long according to Ridley Scott. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme today, Ridley Scott discussed his new film House of Gucci. He revealed the Blade Runner TV series pilot has been written and the new Alien show pilot is currently being written.

For both Blade Runner and Alien, an outline has been written of events that will happen throughout the 8-10 hours of them. That suggests we’ll be getting 8-10 episodes in the Alien FX series.

Here’s what the Alien Covenant director said:

“We’re already into, having written, the pilot for Blade Runner, and the bible. We’re already presenting Blade Runner as a TV Show which will probably be the first 10 hours and then Alien is a similar thing. Alien is now being written for Pilot. You also have to write the history of it – 8 hours or 10 hours – the bible of what happens in those 10 hours. Then if it goes on, like The Good Wife is mine and The Good Fight is mine – that’s been going 16 years.”

 Ridley Scott Says The Alien FX Series Will Be 8-10 Hours Long

Ridley Scott on the set of Alien Covenant.

You can listen to the interview on the BBC website. He starts talking at 2h 23m.

The Alien FX Series is being helmed by Noah Hawley, known for his work on Legion and Fargo, and will take place in the near future on Earth. Filming is due to begin next year with a potential release in 2023.

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Comments: 37
  1. Nightmare Asylum
    I'd make an argument in favor of this shot (on a visual level alone, and within the narrative context of the film emphasizing the connection between David and his work-in-progress creation), which has at least personally stuck with me in a pretty poignant way:


    I do dislike the way the third act of the film just becomes a mini remake of Alien for a 20 minute stretch once they get on board the Covenant (easily the least effective and least defined part of the movie), and would have been more than happy to shelve the capital-A Alien and save it for a third installment in the prequel narrative, but I do like the way it was visualized on screen and what the nature of its genesis does both for David's character within Covenant's story as well as the thematic embellishment it has within the wider tapestry of what the Alien is and what it does in previous films.
  2. Immortan Jonesy
    Yeah, I genuinely find the interpretation of the Alien in Covenant, and the nature of its connection to David, to be pretty damn fascinating,
    I found the Alien itself, as an entity in the story, to be pretty bland. With the exception of one or two shots it was basically every screeching bouncy Alien since AvP.

    Which was all the more highlighted by having the Neomorphs,  which aside from the acid blood and specific life cycle were basically the same thing. You could've had a Neomorph in that last act instead and changed absolutely nothing.

    Regardless of the scope of gothic / philosophical horror, the Alien was a waste and poorly handled in Covenant. There's no memorable Alien moment as in the first three movies.


    I suppose that crane action scene should be that, but for some reason I tend to remind Neomorphs more than anything the Alien did in that movie.

    I think they forgot to show us why the Alien is superior to the Neomorph. The life cycles are somewhat different, but even so the spores appear to be superior. Also, maybe that unused fighting scene between both species showing the Alien as the winner would have helped a bit.
  3. SiL
    Yeah, I genuinely find the interpretation of the Alien in Covenant, and the nature of its connection to David, to be pretty damn fascinating,
    I found the Alien itself, as an entity in the story, to be pretty bland. With the exception of one or two shots it was basically every screeching bouncy Alien since AvP.

    Which was all the more highlighted by having the Neomorphs,  which aside from the acid blood and specific life cycle were basically the same thing. You could've had a Neomorph in that last act instead and changed absolutely nothing.
  4. Evanus
    Yeah, I genuinely find the interpretation of the Alien in Covenant, and the nature of its connection to David, to be pretty damn fascinating, and the film itself to be the best the franchise has been since Alien 3.

    If that renders my opinion null, then so be it I guess. I dig the film, I'd love to see it followed up on directly, but I'd also be very cool seeing a brand new take on the material as well because, over the years, reinterpreting the core concepts has been one of the defining traits of each subsequent film.
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  5. Nightmare Asylum
    Yeah, I genuinely find the interpretation of the Alien in Covenant, and the nature of its connection to David, to be pretty damn fascinating, and the film itself to be the best the franchise has been since Alien 3.

    If that renders my opinion null, then so be it I guess. I dig the film, I'd love to see it followed up on directly, but I'd also be very cool seeing a brand new take on the material as well because, over the years, reinterpreting the core concepts has been one of the defining traits of each subsequent film.
  6. BigDaddyJohn
    Scott's is involved.....  it wont be.   Remeber,  in Scotts mind the Alien is dead,  nothing more can be done.  When in reality its his imagination and ability that has wained over the years.

    Which is all the more amusing because even with his reluctance to bring the capital-A Alien into Covenant, he still put forward one of the most interesting takes on the creature to date in that film.

    Wait... What ?
  7. Nightmare Asylum
    Scott's is involved.....  it wont be.   Remeber,  in Scotts mind the Alien is dead,  nothing more can be done.  When in reality its his imagination and ability that has wained over the years.

    Which is all the more amusing because even with his reluctance to bring the capital-A Alien into Covenant, he still put forward one of the most interesting takes on the creature to date in that film.
  8. Mr. Clemens
    I must admit I'm intrigued by the possibilities of a long-form story in this universe, beyond the 'we gotta get outta here' of the films. But I still maintain that the Earth setting robs the show of a great deal of what the Alien series is. Alien was initially greenlit because Star Wars was a success. It was the spaceship angle, and not so much the people-getting-killed angle, that got the film made. I turn to Alien because I want to spend a couple of hours in cold, dark space, or at least on a distant world.

    Love to be proven wrong, though.
  9. dave1978
    Scott's is involved.....  it wont be.   Remeber,  in Scotts mind the Alien is dead,  nothing more can be done.  When in reality its his imagination and ability that has wained over the years.
  10. Thatguy2068
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  11. Immortan Jonesy
    Quote from: AVPGalaxy
    For both Blade Runner and Alien, an outline has been written of events that will happen throughout the 8-10 hours of them. That suggests we’ll be getting 8-10 episodes in the Alien FX series.

    Scott Free's The Terror season 1 has 10 episodes.  :laugh:
  12. XENOMORPHOSIS
    Hope we get a good amount of quality and quantity of content out of the Alien and BladeRunner TV shows.

    Hope we get a good amount of quality and quantity of content out of the Alien and BladeRunner TV shows.
  13. Nightmare Asylum
    Also, the article seems to frame it that Ridley said that, like the Blade Runner series, the Alien series currently has a pilot written and a show bible in place for the season. I think this may just be the article conflating Ridley's words and assuming that Alien is only as far along as Blade Runner, however, because in an interview a few months back Hawley stated at the time that two episodes of Alien had already been written. What I'd imagine Ridley probably said here is that the pilot/show bible writing process for Blade Runner is the same internal approach they took with Alien, and the reporter took that to mean that both projects are equally far along in that process.

    Unless the article is accurate there and they went back to square one to rewrite Alien from the beginning, I guess? I'm inclined to think the article is just mixed up on that point, though - there's no direct quote attributed to that section, after all.
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