The Alien franchise will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year, and while that can be considered an impressive achievement, some might say the series has lost a bit of its muster. Alien: Covenant didn’t exactly light the world on fire as planned, and the fate of any future installment is up in the air as of now. Still, there might be a glimmer of hope for Alien faithfuls out there, as a new project could be on the horizon.
According to Omega Underground, a television series set in the Alien universe is rumored to be in development. Though there isn’t much to go on, their source claims that networks like Hulu and Netflix can be ruled out, and it’s more likely the show could find a home on FX. Interestingly, Omega Underground broke a similar story back in April, stating that an Alien series was in the very, very early stages of becoming a reality.
There’s no word on who the creative minds behind the show could be, though series veteran Ridley Scott would be a safe bet as the show’s possible producer. It’s unlikely that Aliens director James Cameron would ever return to take part in shaping the project, being that he’ll be busy with Tim Miller’s upcoming Terminator reboot and developing his many Avatar sequels.
Could we finally see Sigourney Weaver make a return as Ripley? Only time will tell, but here’s hoping that the Alien franchise can find new life on television, and reignite the spark of magic that made the series so memorable in the first place.
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Source: Omega Underground
Alien: Covenant – “Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The mysterious world soon turns dark and dangerous when a hostile alien life-form forces the crew into a deadly fight for survival.”