Since the release of Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant, there has been a lack of new content for the film franchise that spans nearly forty years. Fans of the film franchise will be happy to discover that Noah Hawley, the showrunner of FX’s Legion, has recently responded to the possibility of making a miniseries based on these popular sci-fi/action films, as reported by Indiewire.
Since Disney’s acquisition of Fox and all its entertainment properties, FX has been busy adjusting to the new lay of the land and has not had much time to discuss projects like an Alien miniseries. “I know that there’s an effort to reshuffle a lot of things post-Disney takeover and it was a conversation that I had a couple years back,” Hawley stated according to Indiewire.
Hawley offered his point of view on the Aliens franchise as a whole. “Alien’ is sort of about humanity at its worst,” Hawley Indiewire. He continues talking about how the second film implies that humans could be seen as the monsters because they have the tendency to take advantage of each other for personal gain, compared to the Aliens who act purely based on instinct. He also mentions that most Alien films are about the humans being “trapped,” Indiewire reported. While this premise might work well for a two-hour film, Hawley questions what the other eight hours would look like.
As it stands currently, there are no concrete plans emerging from FX or Disney. Back in early September, Ridley Scott announced that another Aliens film would be in the works but with the Disney-Fox merger, yet the activity on the franchise has remained unclear.