Noah Hawley‘s Alien series has set its first cast member. The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Monday that Sydney Chandler is set to star in the forthcoming series. Details regarding Chandler’s role are currently unknown, however, the series is not expected to be a reboot of the films. Instead, the series will serve as an extension — and reinvention — of the beloved franchise.
The series, which was first announced in 2020, is expected to take place on Earth. According to John Landgraf, the CEO of FX, confirmed the show’s setting and that it takes place “70-odd years from now.” As for the decision to set the show on Earth, Landgraf called the decision a move to think about the franchise and its future.
Along with the upcoming television series, a new Alien film is in production. It is being directed by Fede Alvarez and will star the likes of David Jonsson, Archie Renaux, Spike Fearn and Aileen Wu and Isabela Merced.
Chandler has appeared in titles such as Pistol, SKAM Austin and The Golden Rut.