Alien series has definitely been a project we have been wanting to hear more of ever since it’s announcement. Today we just got the news that the showrunner for the series is done with the scripts. Noah Hawley who is also behind the popular show Fargo has submitted all the scripts for the series. The series will be a return to themes of the first Alien and will further develop the lore of the series.
What exactly will the show be about however and will it center around popular heroine Ripley? This is what Hawley had to say about that during an interview with Vanity Fair
It’s not a Ripley story. She’s one of the great characters of all time, and I think the story has been told pretty perfectly, and I don’t want to mess with it. It’s a story that’s set on Earth also. The alien stories are always trapped… Trapped in a prison, trapped in a space ship. I thought it would be interesting to open it up a little bit so that the stakes of “What happens if you can’t contain it?” are more immediate.
Although the series will build on the past it’s great to hear that it will be expanding the world that we have come to know through the movies and games. The themes throughout about inequality and corporations will definitely all be present as well as Noah talked about it as well.
“You know, one of the things that I love about the first movie is how ’70s a movie it is, and how it’s really this blue-collar space-trucker world in which Yaphet Kotto and Harry Dean Stanton are basically ‘Waiting for Godot.’ They’re like Samuel Beckett characters, ordered to go to a place by a faceless nameless corporation. The second movie is such an ’80s movie, but it’s still about grunts. Paul Reiser is middle management at best. So, it is the story of the people you send to do the dirty work.”
The series will find it’s way sometime probably in 2024 if they are just about to get into production or hopefully sooner. It is definitely a series we will be keeping an eye on and discussing more. We hope to get more updates pretty soon and will be anticipating that first look and trailer.
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