Alien Director Declares TV Series Version Will Never Be as Good as the Original – Epicstream

Alien Director Declares TV Series Version Will Never Be as Good as the Original
Ridley Scott's seminal 1979 classic Alien has been ingrained to pop culture and it has been considered as one of the best science fiction films of all time. Countless sequels and spinoffs have been made ever since and the franchise is not showing any signs that it is going to die down anytime soon as it was announced last year that a TV series version is coming to FX.
During an interview with The Independent, Scott was asked about his thoughts on the upcoming TV series version that is based on the franchise that he started. "It’ll never be as good as the first one. That’s what I’ll say," he simply said.
The Alien TV series that is currently in development on FX is helmed by Fargo and Legion showrunner Noah Hawley. Scott is also known to be involved as one of the executive producers, but how much creative input he has on the project remains to be unseen. The series will be set on Earth in the near future (making it the first to do so in the franchise) and it won't feature Ellen Ripley.
It may sound like Scott was being boastful in what he said, but he may be right about that. After all, his film is a cinema classic and, as most people say, nothing beats the original. Alien has been considered as one of the best films of all time and its legacy and influence still lives up to this day.
But that doesn't mean Hawley might not deliver on making a satisfying TV series version of the beloved franchise. After all, he is the person behind Fargo and Legion, which are both beloved TV series that has been praised by critics and audience. He has a proven track record when it comes to making a TV series based on a well-known IP. The upcoming TV series version may not be as good as the original, but it could still be a satisfying adaptation.
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As of now, there is still no recent news regarding the development of the next Aliens film. Scott is reportedly still attached to direct.
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