Noah Hawley has plans for more seasons of FX's "Alien"

The series is back in production, and filming has just started.

Jan 28, 2024 - 04:05
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Noah Hawley has plans for more seasons of FX's "Alien"

Noah Hawley's "Alien" series, produced by FX, is in the very early stages of production after work on the series was stopped in late August due to the SAG-AFTRA strike. But now the series is back in production, and filming has just started. There has been a lot of talk about the series these days, so we discovered a few interesting facts.

Earlier this month, it was revealed that the series will ignore Scott's prequel films "Prometheus" and "Alien: Covenant", giving us a different origin for the "Xenomorphs", among other things.

“For me, and many people, this 'perfect life form', as described in the first film, is the product of millions of years of evolution that created this creature that may have existed for a million years out there in space. The idea was, on some level, that a bioweapon created half an hour ago is inherently less useful to me. And as far as the mythology goes, what's scary about this monster is that when you watch those first two movies, you have this retro-futuristic technology. You have huge computer monitors and weird keyboards... You have to make a choice. Am I doing that? In the prequels, Ridley made the technology thousands of years more advanced than the technology of Alien, which is supposed to take place in the future of those movies. There's something about it that doesn't sit well with me. I prefer the retrofuturism of the first two films. And that's the choice I made - no holograms." - stated the creator, showrunner, and screenwriter of the series Noah Hawley.

In addition, Hawley revealed that FX's series will not be limited, but that several seasons are planned, although the focus will be on quality over quantity. “I think endings are what gives a story meaning, so you should never start a story without any sense of where it's going because then you can build that meaning into it. With "Legion", I had something of a three-act structure that I didn't know if it was going to be three seasons or five seasons or whatever, but I kind of knew what the beginning, middle, and end was. And here, similarly, I knew their desire was a returning series, not a limited series, and I had an idea that I was excited about, that I could see an escalation of that year after year. That's where we ended up, so we didn't pitch them ideas enough for the bible or exactly step by step, we just said 'Bigger picture: this is the first item, this is the second item, and we're going to end up here.' They trusted me after all these years, and the writing was done for the first year. So for success, you tell a story and tell it until it is finished. They're very good at FX at that, they don't want you milking something that feels like it's done. "Legion" for me, at least in my opinion, ended quite elegantly in that final season with a sort of perfect circle, literally back to square one. If they said they wanted another season, then you have a detour and you have to somehow add something that's not organic to the whole story. It's simply better if the story itself can determine how long it is. We want quality, not quantity." he added.

In the main roles are Timothy Olyphant, Essie Davis, Alex Lawther, Sydney Chandler, Samuel Blenkin, Kit Young, Adarsh Gourav, David Rysdahl, Babou Ceesay, Jonathan Ajayi, Erana James, Lily Newmark, Diêm Camille, Adrian Edmondson, and Moe Bar-El.
Filming in Thailand is set to begin next month, so we imagine we'll get even more details soon. The producers are Ridley Scott and James Cameron, and the series is expected to appear on small screens in 2025.

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