‘Alien’ TV Series Shuts Down Thanks To Actors’ Strike

by Thomas Tuna

Another alien bites the dust.

Just last month, it was reported that the proposed FX Alien TV series had started production in Thailand despite the SAG-AFTRA strike, but this week–according to a report on comicbook.com–that work has stopped, as picket lines are being honored.

In addition, the ensemble cast reportedly has been sent home to wait for cooler heads to prevail. To this point, that cast reportedly includes Sydney Chandler as the female lead, Alex Lawther as the male lead character named CJ, Samuel Blenkin as Boy Kavalier, Essie Davis as Dame Silvia, Adarsh Gouray as Slightly and the recently added Kit Young as Tootles.

The series–based on the 1979 horror-s/f classic–is led by showrunner and writer Noah Hawley, and will be the first story in the Alien franchise to be set on Earth–about 70 years in our future.

Ridley Scott–the filmmaker behind the original movie–is producing the series, which is expected to consist of between eight and 10 hour-long episodes.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this FX Alien TV series.


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