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Alien series headed to FX and Hulu from Fargo creator Noah Hawley

FX promises a ‘a scary thrill ride’ set on near-future Earth

A xenomorph from Alien Image: 20th Century Fox
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In space no one can hear you scream. But on Earth?

On Thursday, FX chairman John Landgraf announced during Disney’s regularly scheduled investor call that the network is developing a new Alien series for FX on Hulu. Noah Hawley, the writer and producer known for his work on Fargo and Legion, will helm the untitled Alien series. Ridley Scott, who directed the first Alien film and sequels Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, is said to be in talks to executive produce.

Landgraf said the series will blend “both the timeless horror of the first Alien film with the non-stop action of the second,” which was directed by James Cameron.

The show will be the first Alien story set on Earth, FX says — apparently the Alien vs. Predator films don’t count, which is understandable — and the network promises a “scary thrill ride” set in the not-too-far-future.

There have been six Alien feature films to date (Alien, Aliens, Alien 3, Alien: Resurrection, Prometheus, Alien: Covenant) and two Alien vs. Predator spinoffs.

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