‘Alien’ TV Miniseries Is More Than a Rumor: Development Talks Continue ‘from Time to Time’

The future of the “Alien” franchise has been an uncertainty following the lackluster box office of Ridley Scott’s 2017 “Alien: Covenant,” but rumors of an “Alien” television miniseries are being kicked up a notch thanks to a new Deadline interview with “Fargo” and “Legion” showrunner Noah Hawley.Deadline first reported in March 2019 that former Fox film chief Stacey Snider “fended off an attempt by Hawley and FX to take the ‘Aliens’ franchise and turn it into a miniseries,” but that was before the Disney-Fox merger.

While an “Alien” miniseries hasn’t gained much momentum post-merger, talks about developing one continue “from time to time,” Hawley now says.“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 told Deadline about the miniseries.

“I know that like any studio that there’s a

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