Weta Effects Team Reportedly Working on FX’s “Alien” Television Series

For those hungry for any and all details about FX’s upcoming “Alien” television series, a first for the franchise, our friends over at AvP Galaxy are reporting this week that the team over at Weta will be handling the Xenomorph creation for the series, responsible for “designing and bringing the Xenomorphs to life in Noah Hawley’s upcoming FX series.”

The website goes on to note that they’re unsure how much of the Xenomorph work on the show will be practical and home much will be digital, though of course Weta is more than capable of handling both sides of the effects game between Weta Digital and Weta Workshop.

Some recent effects work from the New Zealand-based Weta team includes the genre films Krampus, The Tomorrow War, Godzilla vs. Kong, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Alita: Battle Angel.

What we know so far, which isn’t very much at all, is that the series will be set on Earth. FX had teased, “Expect a scary thrill ride set not too far in the future here on Earth.”

Last we heard, Ridley Scott is expected to be on board as producer.

Expect to wait until 2023 for the return of the Alien franchise.