Alien TV Series Creator Noah Hawley Reveals Show Premise

A curly-haired kid bikes down a futuristic hall while his family watches.

A child rides a Weyland-Yutani-branded Big Wheel on this deleted scene from Aliens.Screenshot: twentieth Century

Alien director Ridley Scott could have slammed the concept, however we’re very serious about what Legion and Fargo TV present creator Noah Hawley goes to do with the Alien franchise. (Certainly greater than any extra Alien motion pictures Scott makes.) And whereas we’re not going to see new Xenomorph shenanigans on our TV units for fairly a while, we now have a bit extra element in regards to the fiscally minded present.

Here’s what Hawley advised Esquire in regards to the present after a sprawling (and fairly attention-grabbing!) interview about his newest e-book, Anthem: “It’s set on Earth of the future. At this moment, I describe that as Edison versus Westinghouse versus Tesla. Someone’s going to monopolize electricity. We just don’t know which one it is.


“In the movies, we have this Weyland-Yutani Corporation, which is clearly also developing artificial intelligence—but what if there are other companies trying to look at immortality in a different way, with cyborg enhancements or transhuman downloads? Which of those technologies is going to win? It’s ultimately a classic science fiction question: does humanity deserve to survive? As Sigourney Weaver said in that second movie, ‘I don’t know which species is worse. At least they don’t fuck each other over for a percentage.’ Even if the show was 60% of the best horror action on the planet, there’s still 40% where we have to ask, ‘What are we talking about it, beneath it all?’ Thematically, it has to be interesting.”

I’d say that is very attention-grabbing, particularly as a result of I’ve little concept how the Xenomorphs of Alien are going to suit into a company battle over the immortality enterprise. Of course, the Alien franchise has been entwined with themes of greed and commerce from the very starting; within the first film, the Nostromo was an area hauler that needed to examine the misery name on planet LV-426 per firm coverage. In Aliens, the slimy Weyland-Yutani company consultant Carter Burke (Paul Reiser) will get many individuals killed in an try and seize a Xenomorph for its bioweapons trade, identical to Peter Weyland (Guy Pearce) does within the prequel Prometheus.

But that also doesn’t clarify how one can get immortality out of a Xenomorph. At least we all know two different issues in regards to the present: 1) if Hawley is concerned, the Alien TV collection goes to be attention-grabbing, and a pair of) the Earth is totally fucked.

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