John Landgraf, president of FX Network, said today (13) that the Alien series is expected to premiere in 2023.
Without giving more information about the project, he highlighted Noah Hawley’s excitement, who leads the project for Scott Free Productions – owned by Ridley Scott’s, creator of the Alien franchise.
John Landgraf also explained that while they’re working hard on the series, it will only arrive in 2023.
“It’s a really big world-building exercise. Noah, with support from Scott Free, is certainly up to it.
But you’re talking about designing and building sets and world-building is huge, so we’re well into it. We’re actually moving apace.
You know, I have optimism, for example, that this show may well roll out in 2023. Probably will roll out in 2023, but we want to get it right.”
Landgraf also made sure to reinforce that while Hawley has creative freedom to explore the franchise’s universe, he will not stray from what has been presented so far.
“I think it was very conscious of the fact that there’s a cinematic universe.
And that while it has some flexibility, that the aesthetic that was established by Ridley Scott and continued by James Cameron is a part of that universe.”
Despite this, Landgraf had previously said that the series doesn’t take place too far into our future and that it would be the first story in the Alien universe to be set on Earth. Hawley has also already assured that the series,
“It’s not a Ripley story. She’s one of the great characters of all time, and I think the story has been told pretty perfectly, and I don’t want to mess with it”