AceShowbiz - "Alien" franchise may be expanding its universe on the small screen soon. Rumor has it, a TV series based on Ridley Scott's fictional world is currently in development.
According to Omega Underground, 20th Century Fox is considering a TV series which will be set within "Alien" franchise that first began in 1979. A source tells the site that the TV project may be confirmed and will be officially announced soon.
Rumor about "Alien" TV series first emerged back in April. However, no plot details, network or producers were revealed that time, making people to take it with a grain of salt. This time, it's said the planned series may land on FX or others streaming platform. Hulu and Netflix are reportedly ruled out.
Judging by the budget, fans assume that the alleged TV series will be centering on a group of colonial marines or colonists of the doomed LV-426. James Cameron's "Aliens" once tackled both of these themes.
Should the rumor be true, "Alien" TV series will be the latest addition to the franchise, which includes prequel films, sequels, comic books, and video games. The most recent flick of the franchise is 2017's "Alien: Covenant" that was a rather disappointment at the box office. The planned TV series is said to be a way for the franchise to redeem itself.
Omega Underground also suggests that Fox may release the TV series next year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Alien" franchise.
Meanwhile, Scott's planned follow-up movies are allegedly in limbo. In addition, fans seemingly have stop hoping for an "Aliens" sequel from "District 9" director Neil Blomkamp. However, a potential deal between Disney and 20th Century Fox may bring a significant change for the franchise.
"It looks to me that the Fox deal is certainly going to go ahead with Disney, and I've been with Fox for a number years now. I'm hoping I'll still probably be there so whether or not they go ahead with such a dark subject, being Disney, as aliens remains to be seen," said Scott of the game-changing merger.