Ridley Scott Involved And Noah Hawley Writing

It’s official, Disney has confirmed an Alien TV show is happening from Fargo creator Noah Hawley and franchise creator Ridley Scott.

As part of yesterday’s huge Disney Investor Day event, Walt Disney Television’s Dana Walden and FX chief John Landgraf revealed that Hulu’s FX feed will become the home for the episodic new Alien series.

Fargo and Legion creator Hawley will executive produce via his 26 Keys company, with talks reportedly underway to join Scott himself in a shared executive producer role to produce the next chapter in Scott’s sci-fi universe.

A logo for the show was revealed on Twitter along with the following message –

Alien is currently in development at FX Networks. The first TV series based on the classic film series is helmed by Fargo and Legion’s Noah Hawley. Expect a scary thrill ride set not too far in the future here on Earth.”

Plot details are unknown but this will be the first entry in the franchise to take place on Earth. Hawley has had to dodge questions about it as of late. Landgraf had this to say in a statement –

“FX is moving quickly to bring audiences the first television series based on one of the greatest science- fiction horror classics ever made: ‘Alien.’ ‘Alien‘ will be helmed by ‘Fargo‘ and ‘Legion’s‘ Noah Hawley stepping into the creator/executive producer chair, and FX is in advanced negotiations with Academy Award winner, Sir Ridley Scott, director of the first ‘Alien‘ film and the sequel, ‘Alien: Covenant,’ to join the project as an Executive Producer. Set not too far into our future, it’s the first ‘Alien‘ story set on Earth, and by blending both the timeless horror of the first ‘Alien‘ film with the non-stop action of the second, it’s going to be a scary thrill ride that will blow people back in their seats.”

At one point, Alien 3 was eyed to shift the action to Earth but that didn’t come to pass. There is no word yet on if any of the characters from previous installments will be involved. Though it does sound like this is going a ways back in the timeline so that seems unlikely.

There’s no early word on when Hawley’s Alien will debut, so we’ll keep you updated following the next update from FX.