Noah Hawleys Cinematic UniverseLike Aliens Series Likely Coming 2023 Says FX Noah Hawleys Earthbound Alien FX Series Taps WandaVision Writer Bobak Esfarjani When Disney scored the rights to the Alien property after acquiring 21st Century Fox many fans wondered what the company would do with the Rrated scifi horror franchise. Launched in 1979 the Ridley Scottdirected original film starred Sigourney Weaver as the badass Ellen Ripley. Since then a new prequel series at FX led by creative hotshot Noah Hawley (Legion Fargo and executive produced by Scott was announced. And just last month a new untitled feature film for Hulu headed up by writerdirector Fede Álvarez (Evil Dead was revealed as well so plans are clearly underway.
And according to The Wrap the FX series is staffing up. Bobak Esfarjani (Manifest Archive 81 who was nominated for a Writers Guild Association Award (WGA for his writing on Marvels series WandaVision has joined the untitled Alien series and the scifi series Kindred as a writer and supervising producer. Bobak has greatly contributed to FXs upcoming Kindred and Alien and now under this agreement he will be able to apply his considerable talents to other FX series while developing original content that draws on his vision as a writer and creator FXs Kate Lambert said in a statement.
In January Hawley telegraphed to Esquire that the Earthbound series might explore the ruthless WeylandYutani corporate machine in the Alien universe that is just as monstrous and dangerous as the xenomorph itself. Alien is a fascinating story because its not just a monster movie its about how were trapped between the primordial past and the artificial intelligence of our future where both are trying to kill us Hawley explained at the time. The Alien series is set on Earth of the future. At this moment I describe that as Edison versus Westinghouse versus Tesla. Someones going to monopolize electricity. We just dont know which one it is.
Seeing how the companies became the dominant force in the universe it could be an untapped narrative device that already has linage throughout the original four films. Even Scotts Prometheus featured a deleted scene of Guy Pearces Peter Wey land of Wey land Industries Weyland Yutani speaking at a TED Talk in 2023 (see below. There is undoubtedly an evil corporation vibe to Wanda Vision too as the military agency S.W.O.R.D. ghoulishly resurrects Vision as a new weapon to help take out Wandaand claims the former Avengers corpse is their property so perhaps thats a strong theme for Esfarjani to continue. Filming on the Alien series has been pushed from 2022 to 2023 as Hawley is busy directing the next season of Fargo.