The Aliens TV Series Won’t Be About Ellen Ripley

You know how Aliens works–scrappy scientists and workers get trapped with Xenomorphs in a spaceship or colony, and they have to fight to survive. The upcoming Aliens TV show, though, won’t be a simple retread, says show creator Noah Hawley in an interview with Vanity Fair.

Instead of trapping humans with aliens, the show will be about “What happens if you can’t contain it?” the Legion and Fargo creator said. The show will not re-cast or revisit Sigourney Weaver’s iconic character Ellen Ripley.

“It’s not a Ripley story,” Hawley said. “She’s one of the great characters of all time, and I think the story has been told pretty perfectly, and I don’t want to mess with it.”

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