Writer for Alien TV Series Says It Won’t Be about Ripley

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Fargo writer Noah Hawley recently gave an interview about his new Alien series. He wants to take the franchise in a new direction with a focus on the inequality between the workers for future megacorps and the higher-ups running them. The new series will not be focused on Ripley. Similar concepts were also seen in the popular Alien Isolation game based on Ripley’s daughter, Amanda. Two scripts have been written, and production is planned for spring 2022 after special effects preparation.

It’s not a Ripley story. […] On some level it’s also a story about inequality. You know, one of the things that I love about the first movie is how ’70s a movie it is, and how it’s really this blue collar space-trucker world in which Yaphet Kotto and Harry Dean Stanton are basically Waiting for Godot. They’re like Samuel Beckett characters, ordered to go to a place by a faceless nameless corporation. […] In mine, you’re also going to see the people who are sending them. So you will see what happens when the inequality we’re struggling with now isn’t resolved.

Source: Vanity Fair

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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