FX ‘Alien’ Series Adds To Cast, Starts Filming In Thailand

by Thomas Tuna

You can’t keep a good alien down.

The Alien TV series on FX–based on the 1979 horror-s/f classic–started production this week in Thailand with two new actors on board, despite the SAG-AFTRA strike in place, according to a report on Deadline. Cast members who belong to the actors’ union reportedly are not on set.

To this point, only Sydney Chandler–playing the show’s female lead–has been confirmed as a cast member, but now Alex Lawther and Samuel Blenkin (both of Black Mirror) have signed on. Lawther will play the male lead–a soldier named CJ–and Blenkin will portray a chief executive named Boy Kavalier.

Other cast members reportedly in place are Essie Davis as Dame Silvia and Adarsh Gouray as Slightly.

The series–led by showrunner and writer Noah Hawley–will be the first story in the Alien franchise that takes place on Earth–about 70 years in our future.

As reported, neither Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley character nor any other characters in Alien will appear in the show.

Ridley Scott–the filmmaker behind the original Alien–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 the Alien series on FX.


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