Via Geek Culture: The Alien TV series is officially in production at FX says director Noah Hawley (Fargo) in an interview with Collider, after the SAG-AFTRA strikes delayed work on the show in late August 2023. With the first season in production, Hawley shared that the series has already been greenlit to become a recurring series instead of a limited series.
Filming will take place in Thailand, and while the series was originally expected to arrive in 2024, a delayed start could mean a 2025 release instead.
FX, the studio behind the project, expressed that they trust Hawley’s direction for the series, and “the story itself can drive how long it is. We want quality, not quantity. I knew that their desire was for a recurring series, not a limited series, and I had an idea that I was excited about, that I could see the escalation of it from one year to another.”
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Timothy Olyphant is reuniting with Noah Hawley and FX, signing on for a major role in the upcoming Alien series. Olyphant, who recurred on Season 4 of Hawley’s FX anthology series Fargo, is set to star opposite Sydney Chandler in Hawley‘s prequel to the Alien franchise, sources tell Deadline.
Details about Olyphant’s character are not being disclosed. I hear he plays Kirsh, a synth who acts as a mentor and trainer for Chandler’s Wendy who is a hybrid, a meta-human who has the brain and consciousness of a child but the body of an adult.
In addition to Chandler, Olyphant joins a main cast that, as Deadline reported, also includes Alex Lawther as a soldier named CJ, Samuel Blenkin as Boy Kavalier, a CEO, as well as Essie Davis as Dame Silvia, Adarsh Gourav as Slightly and Kit Young as Tootles.
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