AceShowbiz - It seems like "Alien" TV series is coming to the small screen soon. A new report suggests that the rumored upcoming series, which is based on the classic 1979 original movie of the same name, has been picked up by a streaming service.
Youtuber Mr. H Reviews reveals in a recent video that an anonymous source states that the planned series is happening and has been picked up by an unnamed streaming source. More details about the project, including plot and episode count, remain unknown.
Back in July, it was rumored that the planned series would follow colonists or colonial marines of the LV-426 within the Alien universe due to budget limitations.
Some fans seemingly assume that the said streaming service may be FOX as its deal is currently about to be completed with Disney which will see Disney owning all 20th Century FOX properties. However, it seems unlikely that Disney would pick up a dark series like "Alien".
Others, meanwhile, speculate that the project may be heading to Hulu due to their history with FOX. However, there's an equally huge possibility that Netflix will air the series. In addition, Netflix is showing its fond of genre TV shows after it announced three new sci-fi series, "The I-Land", "October Faction" and "Warrior Nun".
Should the new report be true, it will mark the first TV series based on the popular franchise, which has explored pretty much every form of media. The latest iteration of the franchise, "Alien: Covenant", was released on May 10, 2017 with original movie's helmer Ridley Scott reprising his directorial duty. Unfortunately, the flick didn't perform well at the box office, earning $240.9 million USD against its $97-111 million budget.
Directed by Ridley Scott and written by Dan O'Bannon, 1979's "Alien" followed the crew of the commercial space tug Nostromo who encounter the eponymous Alien, a deadly and aggressive extraterrestrial set loose on the ship.