It’s been a little while since we’ve heard anything about a TV series set in the Alien universe, but director Ridley Scott says it’s still happening. He sat down for an interview with The Independent that was published yesterday. The reporter asked him how the upcoming series would measure up to the iconic 1979 original, and Scott was surprisingly candid:
FX on Hulu’s Y: The Last Man is coming this September. The show promised to have inclusivity and this made the anti-woke crowd angry. Their accusations are not justified because they haven’t watched the show yet.
Creating a movie that’s an all-time classic and forever influences the genre it belongs to is quite a feat, and usually means a few mediocre sequels. Creating a sequel that not only lives up to the original but stands as a classic in its own right is an even bigger achievement, and in capitalist terms, pretty much means you just founded an unkillable franchise. No Alien movie created since 1992 has managed to come near the first two, but as long as we have Alien and Aliens, there will always be new attempts, forever and ever.
In the summer of 1991, Fox put out a rather misleading teaser announcing Alien 3. The narration suggested the third movie would be about the creatures reaching Earth…a logical progression of the story, but not what they went with. Instead, the draft described in the teaser was thrown out and a depressing yarn about Ripley being marooned in space prison was substituted instead.
It’s almost time for the final season of Legion; the one “superhero” series where you truly don’t know what to expect.
Legion, the most nonsensical superhero-based television series since Superfriends, has a guaranteed third season coming up. However, showrunner Nathan Hawley just confirmed it will be the last.
For a while, all evidence seemed to point to FX cancelling Legion after its second season (currently running right now). It’s getting abysmal ratings numbers, but the last thing we heard from the cable channel was that they were adding another episode onto the Season 2 order. Fans didn’t interpret this as a good thing — more like “they must have been given that extra episode to wrap up the series.”
Deadpool is without a doubt one of the hottest superheroes on the market. Which is ironic, because for a long time he was a cult character favorite only. Yet, because of his hit live-action debut in theaters, people are loving the Merc With A Mouth more than ever. So much so that an animated series featuring him was planned for FXX. Today though, it was revealed that the project has been canceled.
During the Legion panel at New York Comic Con, the first 20 minutes of the premiere was displayed for all who were at the panel.
The spy drama/comedy series Archer has made wave recently when it announced that Season 10 of the show would be the series last. Archer Season 08 is coming soon though, and as the team revealed, it’s not exactly going to be what you think.
Sterling Archer’s career has changed directions and locations many times over the past seven years, but in terms of network homes, he’s not going anywhere. The ink has just dried on a new contract renewal between Floyd County Productions, Adam Reed’s production company, and the FX cable network to keep “Archer” around for a guaranteed three seasons more.