It seems as though the silence regarding the FX Alien series may finally be coming to an end. After giving us an update that all the scripts for the first season of Noah Hawley’s show have been turned in, and production is scheduled for sometime next year, FX Executive John Landgraf has recently hinted to what we can expect with the setting.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Landgraf alludes to the Earth-based location of the series, one dominated by an entity other than the typical Weyland-Yutani.
“The Alien cinematic universe is that it’s a world where that’s sort of dominated by large corporate entities, and Weylan-Yutani has been in an important component of the movies. There are references to that corporation in this show. But it actually takes place in the territory of a different corporation that Noah invented.”
Alien vs. Predator Galaxy can confirm that the territory of mention is under the control of the Prodigy Corporation, the new company revealed in a Reddit leak which we corroborated back in March.
Landgraf goes on to reiterate the series aim of merging what worked well about the first two movies, again detailing how Ripley won’t be a part of this show and that the titular Xenomorph will be featured.
“I’m a big fan of Alien and Aliens and I remember watching both of them in the theater and how how shockingly original and surprising each of them was in its own way. And so, similar to his approach to Fargo, Noah decided to not to take Ripley or any character from Alien – except perhaps the xenomorph itself – but go back and figure out what made the franchise so great and so durable in the first place and see if he could find an experience that felt like walking into a theater and seeing one of those first two movies, where you get caught off guard. That’s all I can say at this point though.”
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