Timothy Olyphant will reunite with “Fargo” creator Noah Hawley and with his “Justified” network of FX for the “Alien” prequel TV series which is currently in production.

Deadline reports that while official details about his character are not being disclosed, he is expected to play the major role of a synthetic named Kirsch who acts as a mentor and trainer for Sydney Chandler’s Wendy character – a meta-human with the brain and consciousness of a child in the body of an adult.

He joins a cast that includes Alex Lawther as a soldier named CJ, Samuel Blenkin as a CEO named Boy Kavalier, Essie Davis as Dame Silvia, Adarsh Gourav as Slightly and Kit Young as Tootles.

The story takes place roughly 70 years in the future, decades before the events of the original 1979 film (and about on par with “Prometheus”) and marks the first story in the franchise that takes primarily on Earth.

Filming began in Thailand in July and was able to shoot for more than a month with cast who were affiliated with the Equity British trade union as opposed to the striking SAG-AFTRA.

With the actor’s strike over, production is slated to resume in very early 2024. All the scripts were completed before the WGA strike was called in May. Ridley Scott is executive producing.

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