They come mostly at night. Mostly. That is, the upcoming pair of live-action shows set in the Ridley Scott “Alien” universe. An enduring franchise that has somehow never had a TV show, it looks like that is about to change, and instead of getting just one, we may be getting a pair.
According to a report from HN Entertainment, details are minimal at best right now but it seems there will be two shows coming. While both are in the early developmental phase, one of them is rumored to be headed to Hulu, and Ridley Scott would be on board as an executive producer.
With the Disney and Fox merger taking place very soon, it seems Disney will be okay with Fox continuing to produce more mature content. Disney is headed down that route as well, although I doubt we will ever see Mickey and Donald on board the Sulaco.
The last major Alien project was “Alien: Covenant”, which was a bit of a flop. It seems TV could be a saving grace for this franchise, that truly deserves better than some of the schlock it’s been given.
At this point, there is no concrete news on anything so take this with a grain of salt. I would totally watch an episodic Alien series, and a franchise like this would absolutely benefit from that type of format.