Noah Hawley’s much-hyped “Alien” TV series over at FX will be set a “grounded” series that feels very much like the film series that preceded it, network chief John Landgraf told reporters during the Television Critics Association’s summer tour this week.
“I think Noah’s very conscious of the fact that there’s a cinematic universe. [There’s] some inventiveness and originality that is uniquely Noah… [but] I think you’ll also see that the show will feel like a part of the cinematic universe you’re familiar with in terms of Alien.”
The network big-wig said the series is “a beast… a really big, world-building exercise” and it likely won’t be on air until 2023 at the earliest.
As for the “Alien” film series, last we heard there might be life still in Neil Blomkamp’s “Alien 5” proposal that sees Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn reunite for the first time since “Aliens” (1986) as Ripley and Hicks, respectively.