Xenomorph is supposed to be out in space, but FX and Noah Hawley are planning to bring it to Earth in an “Alien” television series.
Last Thursday (10th December 2020), John Landgraf, Chairman of FX Production, revealed the surprising news in Disney’s presentation to investors that the Beast from the space is at-last coming to Earth as an “Alien” TV series is in the pipeline.
During the presentation, Landgraf said,
Landgraf’s surprise revelation in the investors’ meeting has confirmed that Disney is now aiming for 20th Century Fox’s one of the most thrilling franchises. The franchise is already quite popular in the industry, with four original “Alien” movies and two prequels, video games, spinoffs, and even books.
The best thing about the “Alien” mythology is that Disney will have an open playground to build an enticing storyline. It will have plenty of room in all aspects of production and writing. Prometheus, a prequel released in 2012, earned a whopping amount of more than $400 million worldwide. This shows that the mythology is still being followed and loved by the fans, and the fans would surely welcome any new production.
The rumors about an “Alien” TV series had surfaced around since 2017 when FX and Hawley pitched FOX an idea about it, but they were unwilling to go forth. Pitching a similar idea to Disney is obviously a better option, as the mouse house is more open to giving a shot at such projects.
Hawley also expressed somewhat the same thoughts while speaking with Deadline,
No further details about this project are available yet other than the ones given out by the FX Chief himself. However, Disney stepping into this project and bring Alien to the world will surely be something big. The previous “Alien” films have been about “xenomorph” being a biological weapon produced by alien engineers, and none of them had a storyline based on Earth. This is why it will be great to see the Alien on Earth for the first time.
Now the question to ask is whether this new production will be available over Disney Plus or not. The service is still not available in many regions, so it is not easy for many fans to access Disney Plus and watch any latest content.