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Hawley’s “Alien” Series To Tackle Inequality

When it comes to the ongoing and ever present struggle of income inequality, class-based prejudice and inherent unfairness in a system rigged to benefit the rich – leave it to a xenomorph to sort it all out.

“Fargo” showrunner Noah Hawley recently spoke with Vanity Fair and offered an update on how his planned FX TV series set within the universe of 20th Century Studios’ “Alien” franchise is going.

Asked what’s next for him, he indicates this project is and he’s already written the first two scripts. As of now, “we’re looking to make them next spring” as due to the level of visual effects there is a lot of preparation that has to go into it.

He confirms it’s not a Ripley story, this one is set on Earth where the creatures can’t be contained. He then goes on to discuss the themes he intends to explore saying: “on some level it’s also a story about inequality” before praising how the first two “Alien” films focused on grunts (space truckers, marines):

“It is the story of the people you send to do the dirty work. In mine, you’re also going to see the people who are sending them. So you will see what happens when the inequality we’re struggling with now isn’t resolved. If we as a society can’t figure out how to prop each other up and spread the wealth, then what’s going to happen to us?”

Should filming begin next Spring as indicated, it’s likely the earliest we’ll see it hit screens is either late next year or more likely sometime in 2023.

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