Alien: Timothy Olyphant gets a key role in the casting of the future series


A series Alien is coming soon to Disney+.

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One more victim for the Xenomorph? Actor Timothy Olyphant has just joined the cast of the future series Alien, with a key role. The actor of the series Justified And The Mandalorian thus finds the creator Noah Hawley, with whom he had collaborated on season 4 of Fargo.

Produced by FX, the series should be available in France on the Disney+ streaming platform.

A release not before 2025?

Although this series Alien is still shrouded in mystery, our colleagues at Deadline have learned that Timothy Olyphant will play a man named Kirsh, a synthetic who plays the role of mentor for the character of Wendy, played by Sydney Chandler (Don’t Worry Darling, Pistol).

In the series, Wendy is apparently a hybrid, that is to say a human with the body of an adult, but with the brain of a child.

Timothy Olyphant in the series Justified.

Timothy Olyphant in the series Justified.

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Olyphant also joins the cast as Alex Lawther (The End of the Fucking World), Kit Young (Shadow and Bone), Essie Davis (Mister Babadook) and Samiuel Blenkin (Black Mirror).

Created by Noah Hawley (Fargo, Legion), the series is a prequel to the original film by Ridley Scott released in 1979. It takes place on Earth at the end of the 21st century, a few decades before the adventures of Ripley (Sigourney Weaver).

Industrial groups compete to obtain a monopoly on immortality. Humanity will then find itself trapped between hostile artificial intelligence and terrifying xenomorphs.

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The Alien series takes place before the events of the first film.

Series Alien takes place before the events of the first film.

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The series was scheduled to film during the summer of 2023, but after a few weeks of filming in Thailand, production had to be halted due to the Hollywood strike. Filming is expected to resume in January 2024.

Noah Hawley was confident about what he’s already filmed: “I have footage. Part of the first hour was shot before it had to be stopped. These are footage with which [on peut] go up and play”.

Alien: Covenant was a public and critical failure.

Alien: Covenant was a public and critical failure.

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Six years after the disappointing Alien: Covenantthe famous science fiction franchise wants to be reborn from its ashes, in the same way as the friendly film proposed Prey for the saga Predator.

In addition to Noah Hawley’s series, which is not scheduled for release before 2025, a new film is also in the pipeline. Directed by Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe, evil Dead), this one is currently titled Alien: Romulus and is due out in theaters on August 14, 2024.

As a reminder, since the acquisition of Fox by Disney in 2019, the saga Alien is the property of The Walt Disney Company. We can therefore expect to enjoy the next adventures of the Xenomorph on the Disney+ streaming platform in France.

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