Alien series adds Olyphant; timeline of Romulus revealed

Updates on the next two “Alien” projects

Justified’s Timothy Olyphant will star in the new Alien series over at FX, says Deadline.

The project, executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Noah Hawley, will see Olyphant play “Kirsh, a synth who acts as a mentor and trainer for Chandler’s Wendy who is a hybrid, a meta-human who has the brain and consciousness of a child but the body of an adult”, according to the trade.

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

Unlike the upcoming Alien movie, Alien Romulus, the series is set before the events of the 1979 Alien movie.

Speaking of, that film’s star, Cailee Spaeny, has now shared a somewhat surprising detail about the movie’s timeline.

The actress tells Variety that the film is set between the first two Alien movies.

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