The “Alien” franchise is set to return soon as Fede Alvarez’s “Alien: Romulus” is on track for an August 16th 2024 release. That will be followed by Noah Hawley’s FX TV series which has been in the works for years.

The latter began filming in July in Thailand using Equity contract actors for a good bunch of the cast. That allowed them to continue shooting through until late August when they couldn’t shoot anymore without their SAG-AFTRA actors.

Production is gearing up for a January restart with the crew followed by filming commencing in February and running through July. Speaking with The Wrap the other day, Hawley confirms his series is aiming to air “somewhere in the in the first half of [2025]” in the wake of strike-related delays.

He also spoke with THR this week about original “Alien” director Ridley Scott’s involvement in the show:

“I mean, are the Coens involved in ‘Fargo’?. Let’s just say, I’ve probably had more conversations with Ridley than I’ve had with Joel and Ethan. Scott Free [Productions] is producing ‘Alien,’ and Ridley is making two or three movies a year is basically how that’s working.

I mean, Ridley has been an amazing collaborator to the degree that I can pick his brain about all of his thoughts, processes, decisions and the things that he’s learned, and I try to keep him [in the loop] and send him material so that he feels respected and included. But also, he’s doing his thing.”

The series serves as a prequel to Scott’s 1979 film, taking place on Earth roughly seventy years in the future. Sydney Chandler, Alex Lawther, Samuel Blenkin, Essie Davis, Adarsh Gourav and Kit Young star.

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