What year is the Alien television series set?

21 April 2024

The upcoming live-action Alien TV series, developed by Noah Hawley, the visionary behind Fargo and Legion, positions itself intriguingly within the established timeline of the Alien franchise. 

Scheduled to unfold towards the end of the 21st century, the series is strategically set a few years before the events of Prometheus and approximately three decades prior to the harrowing journey of the Nostromo in Ridley Scott's original 1979 film, Alien.

This placement in the timeline offers a fresh perspective by situating the narrative just as the infamous Weyland-Yutani Corporation begins to rise to prominence. 

The storyline promises to delve into the competitive corporate race to develop new android technologies, a central theme that connects deeply with the franchise’s lore of synthetic beings and their complex interactions with humans.

In a significant departure from previous entries in the series, which primarily unfolded on distant planets and space stations, this Alien series marks the first time the storyline will take place on Earth.

Noah Hawley’s revelation that the series will extend beyond a single season into a multi-season arc with a "three-act story" underscores an ambitious approach to exploring the Alien universe.


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