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Alien Series Will Not Focus On Weyland-Yutani, Says FX Chairman

August 7, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Weyland-Yutani Corporation is a big part of the lore of the Alien franchise, but the upcoming FX series will finds its focus elsewhere. FX chairman John Landgraf spoke with THR recently for a new interview and was asked about the upcoming series, which is created by Noah Hawley (Fargo, Legion) and is set on Earth during the 21st century.

When talking about the series, which will begin shooting in 2023, Landgraf talked about the tone of it and how it is separate from most of the iconic elements we’ve seen such as Ripley, LV-426 and Weyland-Yutani, the amoral corporation that is behind most of the human evils we see in the franchise. You can check out some highlights below:

On Hawley’s approach to the series: “I’m a big fan of Alien and Aliens, and I remember watching both of them in the theater and how shockingly original and surprising each of them was in its own way. And so, similar to his approach to Fargo, Noah decided not to take Ripley or any character from Alien — except perhaps the xenomorph itself — but go back and figure out what made the franchise so great and so durable in the first place and see if he could find an experience that felt like walking into a theater and seeing one of those first two movies, where you get caught off-guard. That’s all I can say at this point, though.”

On Weyland-Yutani not featuring: “The Alien cinematic universe is that it’s a world where that’s sort of dominated by large corporate entities, and Weyland-Yutani has been an important component of the movies. There are references to that corporation in this show. But it actually takes place in the territory of a different corporation that Noah invented.”

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