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Noah Hawley’s Alien prequel series will ignore major elements from Prometheus and Alien: Covenant

Noah Hawley has made some excellent TV shows over the years. The fifth season of the Fargo show he created has just finished and he is also working on the new Alien TV show.

While talking to KCRW he said he has been speaking to Ridley Scott about it and had no interest in using many of the major plot elements from Prometheus and Alien: Covenant along with the clean aesthetic of the spacecrafts.

If you remember, those films focussed more on Artificial Intelligence and it was Michael Fassbender’s David who, through genetic manipulation, brought us the iconic Xenomorph we know and love. For me, I could not get behind that side of things (as well as a bunch of scientists and explorers who acted like idiots, but that’s another story) and it never seemed to mesh with the original 1979 Alien film where it looked like the Space Jockey spacecraft had been there for a huge amount of time.

Ridley and I have talked about this — and many, many elements of the show. For me, and for a lot of people, this ‘perfect life form’ — as it was described in the first film — is the product of millions of years of evolution that created this creature that may have existed for a million years out there in space. The idea that, on some level, it was a bioweapon created half an hour ago, that’s just inherently less useful to me.” Also not as useful: Getting away from those “giant computer monitors, these weird keyboards” from 1979’s Alien. “I prefer the retro-futurism of the first two films. And so that’s the choice I’ve made — there’s no holograms. The convenience of that beautiful Apple store technology is not available to me.

I for one, am happy with the sound of that. If it hews closer to the original two films then I am definitely going to check it out.

The series is currently aiming for a release in early 2025.

What are your thoughts on an Alien series and what would you like to see in it?

Via AVClub

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