FX is preparing to give audiences the first series based on one of the great sci-fi horror classics in history.” We speak, of course, of Alien. The franchise that rose to fame in 1979 with Sigourney Weaver at the helm is going to step up and explore the television format .

The person in charge of this will be Noah Hawley , an old acquaintance of the chain and an expert in this science fiction. His are the multi-award winning Fargo and Legion , based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name – a mutant who was diagnosed with schizophrenia. In both productions he has shown to have a unique and personal style, which is why he will transform the universe of Alien into his own.

The announcement has jumped during the course of Disney Investor’s Day held yesterday. “Alien is in development at FX. The first series based on the classic film franchise is directed by Noah Hawley. Expect an exciting and terrifying journey set not far from Earth, ” the tweet picks up.

Ridley Scott returned to the universe with Alien: Covenant , the latest title in the franchise. The Covenant ship’s crew ended up on a remote planet on the other side of the galaxy. There they discover that what they think is an unexplored paradise is full of dangers. His involvement in the project is not yet known, but Scott is in negotiations to join as executive producer.