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Noah Hawley had pitched an Aliens TV series and his sounds like it could be superb

October 4th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Has there ever been a movie universe as topsy-turvy as the Aliens one?

The franchise has spawned terrible sequels, almost awesome sequels, spin-offs, shared universes and more; and now there’s a TV series been pitched that we’d love to see. So it likely won’t happen.

Fargo and Legion creator Noah Hawley has revealed that he had pitched a series to FX back in 2019 that was focused on the human drama of the series. So, it would now have to be picked up by Disney if it wants to go any further.

“Alien is on some level the complete opposite of Star Trek,” Hawley said.

“It’s sort of about humanity at its worst. There’s this moment in the second film when Sigourney says, ‘I don’t know which species is worse. At least they don’t screw each other over for a percentage.’ If you look at what Aliens tends to be, it’s usually a trapped story – trapped in a ship, trapped in a prison, etc. And because the Alien has this life cycle to it, where it goes from egg, to chestburster, to xenomorph, there becomes a certain routine to it.

“I thought it would be interesting if you could expand,” he continued, “If you’re going to make something for television, you’ve got 10 hours let’s say. Even if you have a lot of action, like two hours, then you’re still going to have eight hours left.

“So, what is the show about? That’s what I tried to talk to them about. As I did with Legion, the exercise is: Let’s take the superhero stuff out of the show and see if it’s still a great show. What’s the show about? Let’s take the Alien out of the show. What’s the show about? What are the themes, who are the characters and what is the human drama? Then we drop the aliens back in and we go, ‘This is great. Not only is there great human drama, but there’s aliens!'”

Aliens is a franchise that has potential to see many, many different stories told in the reality of the universe, so something as different as this could be great. Go full Stephen King with it – give us characters we feel we know and like, let us get familiar with them and then do terrible, terrible things to them.

Now THAT sounds like a show I’d watch.

What say you all?

Source: Observer

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….