Noah Hawley Bringing a Retro-Futuristic Twist to Alien Series Premiering on FX in 2025

News - 14 January 2024
Noah Hawley, the creator of the popular series, is currently busy working on an Alien series that is set to premiere on FX in 2025. In a recent interview with Kim Masters of The Business podcast, Hawley talked about the deep connection he feels to the Alien films. According to Hawley, "The thing about 'Alien' is that it's not just a great monster movie; it's the story of humanity caught between our original, parasitic past and the AI future, and they're both trying to kill us, leaving us with nowhere to go.

"nnHawley is drawn to the intense drama of the Alien films, but when it comes to the aesthetics of his series, he is opting for a retro-futuristic style. Unlike the cutting-edge technology seen in films like Alien: Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, Hawley prefers the retro-futurism of the first two films. He explained, "I prefer the retro-futurism of the first two films, and that's the choice I made to embrace that.

There are no holograms; the convenience of beautiful Apple Store technology is not available to me."nnIn addition to steering clear of modern technology, Hawley also revealed that he wants to ignore certain elements from Prometheus. He discussed his conversations with Ridley Scott, the director of the original Alien film, and explained, "I think for me, this perfect life form, as 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 in space.

The idea that it was a bioweapon that was created half an hour ago is inherently less useful to me in terms of the mythology and what's scary about this monster."nnWhile fans eagerly await the premiere of Hawley's Alien series in 2025, there is even more excitement building for Fede Alvarez's upcoming film, Alien: Romulus, set to be released later this year. The addition of these new projects is sure to keep fans of the Alien franchise on the edge of their seats.

nnOverall, Noah Hawley's approach to the Alien series promises to bring a fresh perspective to the beloved franchise. By combining elements of retro-futurism with a deep exploration of the mythology behind the iconic Alien creature, Hawley is poised to deliver a series that will captivate both longtime fans and new audiences alike. With a deep respect for the legacy of the Alien films and a vision that is uniquely his own, Hawley's series is sure to leave a lasting impact on the sci-fi genre.