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[Exclusive] Introducing The FX Alien Series Writers Room & Episode Titles

While filming of Noah Hawley’s Alien series has been pushed back to 2023 due to the series being considered a “massive undertaking” and Hawley’s other series, Fargo, needing to take precedence “given its Midwest setting” we do know that writing has been continuing with at least five episodes having been written as of February. Now we know some of the names behind those scripts.

A recent announcement that Writers Guild Association Award nominated writer Bobak Esfarjani has signed a contract to develop new content for FX, also included mention that Esfarjani will be writing and serving as contributing producer for Noah Hawley’s Alien series!

Esfarjani credits include his award nominated work on Marvel’s WandaVision, as well as work on NBC’s Manifest. And Alien vs. Predator Galaxy is also able to reveal that we are aware that Esfarjani has written the Alien series’ fourth episode, the working title of which is currently Observation.

 [Exclusive] Introducing The FX Alien Series Writers Room & Episode Titles

In addition to Esfarjani, Alien vs. Predator Galaxy is also able to exclusively confirm that Robert De Laurentiis is also writing on the Alien series, having written the series’ third episode which is currently titled Metamorphosis.

De Laurentiis has a larger resume, including Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The O.C, The Umbrella Academy and more relevantly, Fargo, where he worked alongside Noah Hawley.  Thanks to The Flick Pec for the heads-up regarding the Esfarjani announcement!

In addition to the the episode titles above, AvP Galaxy can also exclusively reveal the working titles for the first two episodes written by Noah Hawley too. Episode #1 is Neverland and episode #2 is Mr. October.

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  1. BlueMarsalis79
    I can not remember where I found it, I feel like it was a BTS scene on Legion's dance numbers, but relevant because the general gist being that Noah Hawley finds action for the sake of action dull.

    Hence the dance numbers in Legion or something, a more "interesting replacement" more meaningful to him, that's not to say there's never any action but it's used sparingly.

     
  2. SiL
    That's a huge difference between older action movies and a lot of modern ones. Budget restraints meant you  typically had to earn your action scenes so they needed to be relevant. Now it's just chaos for the sake of it.
  3. SiL
    Yeah the movies are dripping in themes but their stories are mostly unpretentious. Prometheus and Covenant are obviously exceptions and while their attempts to be profound aren't their worst aspect it doesn't help.
  4. Highland
    Quote from: Kradan on Jun 02, 2022, 11:12:51 PMWell, it's probably the fact Marines populated almost every piece of Aliens EU. Most of the games involve you being a Marine, running around, shooting them damn Aliens. Even comics for a loooong time were published under the "Aliens" label which gotta be saying something

    I see your point though. I'm myself not the biggest fan of people trying to push Alien to the status of an arthouse masterpiece while at the same time dismmssing Aliens as "just another generic sci fi action 80s movie" and "CaMeRoN tUrNeD eM iNtO bUgS aRrRgH !"

    The thing is you don't have to make it mindless action flick. Imagine something like Annihilation, but it's Alien. Keeping it off Earth is also a no brainier.
  5. Kradan
    Well, it's probably the fact Marines populated almost every piece of Aliens EU. Most of the games involve you being a Marine, running around, shooting them damn Aliens. Even comics for a loooong time were published under the "Aliens" label which gotta be saying something

    I see your point though. I'm myself not the biggest fan of people trying to push Alien to the status of an arthouse masterpiece while at the same time dismmssing Aliens as "just another generic sci fi action 80s movie" and "CaMeRoN tUrNeD eM iNtO bUgS aRrRgH !"
  6. Highland
    I'll never understand the push back on anything Colonial Marines and Aliens. We've seen it once on film and it was arguably the most entertaining and interesting movie out the entire series.

    How many times do you have to churn out something that's not like that and still think, nah that's not what we want, lets go Robots and cloning this time!  :laugh:
  7. TC
    Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on May 02, 2022, 11:58:05 AMIf by pretty solid you mean more Alex Kurtzman tier science fiction crap with "original character do not steal" type self inserts. I'd rather Alien die as a license than become that.

    I've never been a big fan of Kurtzman (or Robert Orci) and their Star Trek stuff. And his previous association with JJ Abrams only discredits him further in my eyes. Xena was good, but that was very different material from a long time ago and I'm assuming he was just a junior writer in those days. So no, I don't think Halo resembles Kurtzman's work.

    But if you wanted a specifically Colonial Marines show, then something Halo-like would have fitted the bill.

    A specifically Alien series, OTOH, requires something darker in tone.

    TC
  8. BlueMarsalis79
    I'm not being a contrarian just for a laugh, but I genuinely love how even more off the beaten track this appears with each piece of new info revealed.

    Just like with Prometheus, the absence of the Alien itself I never took issue with either. 
  9. SiL
    ... yes, that's the whole idea. The characters are using technology to switch consciousness from body to body to not get old, hence characters like "Wendy".
  10. Immortan Jonesy
    Quote from: BlueMarsalis79 on Apr 27, 2022, 09:45:05 PM
    Quote from: Immortan Jonesy on Apr 27, 2022, 09:39:09 PM
    Personally I would have preferred someone like Alex Garland for an Alien movie, that or another one by Ridley Scott.

    I agree but I'm still really glad Noah Hawley's taking the lead on this.

    Indeed, he's a solid option for an Alien TV series given his previous works. I mean, the man has a vision, which I hope has not been undermined by the studio.
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