As the fate of the Alien franchise remains foggy since the Disney / Fox merger, more and more murmurings have surfaced regarding an Alien TV series. The latest report claims that an Alien TV series is currently in development at Hulu. This will exist in conjunction with the upcoming Alien: Covenant sequel / Alien prequel, which is currently being written.
Apparently, the Alien Hulu series will be created in an anthology format, with each season focusing on a new story set within the iconic Alien universe:
Unfortunately, the development timeline for these different Alien projects is still a bit hazy, but for now, we can confirm that the Hulu show will indeed be done in an anthology format, with each season telling a new story set in the scary sci-fi universe that Ridley Scott first introduced us to all those years ago.
How connected the series will be to the Alien prequels and original quadrilogy has yet to be revealed, however we suspect each season will focus on characters and events separate of David's journey and Ripley's destiny. We've already heard word about Fox / Disney wishing to expand the Alien universe and add forks in the established timeline. At one point, Fox were toying with the idea of ret-conning Alien 3 and Resurrection entirely with Blomkamp's Alien 5 project before it was indefinitely shelved.
To be fair, the Alien universe is so vastly unexplored and so easily explorable, especially after the open-ended concepts Ridley Scott provided with Prometheus and most recently Alien: Covenant.
What would you like to see the Alien series explore? Let us know in the comments!
The Alien franchise is taking a dramatic turn at 20th Century Studios, now owned by Disney. Currently there are two major Alien projects in development - a new Alien TV series by Noah Hawley and a new, stand-alone Alien movie being directed by Fede Alvarez. Both of which will be taking the franchise in a new direction - moving away from the Alien prequel direction Ridley Scott set out to pursue back in 2012.
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