Fargo and Alien are not necessarily two projects that you’d associate with each other but they both come from the mind of Noah Hawley and are for FX.
The former has just finished its fifth season starring Jon Hamm and Juno Temple, while the latter is shooting in Thailand ahead of a 2025 launch.
When asked whether there were plans for a sixth season of Fargo, FX boss John Landgraf said it depends of how Alien pans out.
[Alien] is big imaginative reimagining of that franchise. It was really fun to watch [Noah] take on the Alien franchise in the way I watched him take on Fargo, to try to figure out how to deconstruct where the magic of it comes from and what were the key ingredients and how he can deliver those ingredients in a different way without just repeating things that have been done before,” he said.
“It’s designed to be an ongoing series. Then as far as Fargo goes, it’s a matter of timing because I’m hoping Noah’s going to be working subsequent seasons of Alien and really try to turn that around fast. But my ears always perk up when he says he’s interested in approaching more Fargo and I think he did an incredible job this year with season five,” he added.
The new Alien series, exec produced by Ridley Scott, is set in a time period before Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley and is the first story in the franchise that takes place on Earth, roughly 70 years in the future.
It will star Sydney Chandler, Alex Lawther, Essie Davis, Adarsh Gourav, Kit Young, Timothy Olyphant, David Rysdahl, Babou Cessay, Erana James, Lily Newmark and Adrian Edmonson.
It comes from 20th Television, Scott Free and FX Productions.