Because why the fuck not, right? We have countless video games based on one of the most, if not the most, popular science fiction franchises and a lot of books too, so it was just a matter of time when we were going to see an Alien series. I, for one, welcome our new alien overlords, especially since there’s a good vibe about the whole thing. Hopefully, this will not be another commercial mess like Star Trek: Discovery but something more in line with The Expanse. Very few details are available right now and I will update this page with new info regularly.

In case you were wondering, Disney now has the rights to the Alien franchise and the upcoming television show will be released on the FX network. FX network on Hulu, to be more precise. So, we have FX, Hulu and finally Disney+ streaming service in the mix. Considering that Disney+ already features highly successful The Mandalorian, I’m guessing they’re trying to anchor Hulu with this show but who knows.

I first noticed the FX network in 2002 when they premiered The Shield, one hell of a television show. The Shield was an edgy and no-holds-barred dirty cop extravaganza with morally ambiguous but very authentic and realistic characters. I still remember it fondly. Almost ten years later and I stumbled upon another awesome FX show, American Horror Story. It featured the same vibe as the previously mentioned show bringing even more blood and carnage to the screen. And while we’re on a subject, I also have to mention The Americans, Breeders, Devs, American Crime Story and Fargo.

Alien television show creator is producer/writer Noah Hawley who previously worked on Fargo and Legion. So far, so good. I liked Fargo, at least the first season and Legion seems like an okay show. The story is set on Earth in not too distant future. This is a somewhat odd choice that makes me skeptical about the atmosphere and main story. What makes me even more afraid about the future of the show is the involvement of Ridley Scott. His immense contribution to the world of cinema is undebatable and he did direct the original movie that started this franchise. However, the recent Alien movies, although visually stunning and with a great atmosphere, lacked the authenticity of the original quadrilogy.

At this moment, we don’t know the release date or anything about the cast. We’re still in the early stages of development and same as with the Lord of the Rings television show, there are a lot of things we simply don’t know.

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