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Timothy Olyphant Joins Noah Hawley’s ‘Alien’ Prequel Series For FX

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I Great Actor Joins the Classic Franchise

The Justified star has signed on to join the new FX series that takes place before Ellen Ripley’s fated encounter with the Xenomorph. Timothy Olyphant and Syndey Chandler are set to act opposite each other in the new series.

Timothy Olyphant to Join New Alien Prequel Series 

Timothy Olyphant has joined the new Alien series from Noah Hawley and FX Studios. While it has not been confirmed, Olyphant has reportedly been cast as Kirsh, a synth who mentors and trains Wendy, acted by Sydney Chandler, a hybrid meta-human with the consciousness of a child but the body of an adult. The series is set on Earth 70 years from now, taking place around the year 2090.

The Alien series shut down production in late August due to the SAG-AFTRA strike after only a month of principal photography. The series is executive produced by Ridley Scott and is set before the events of the first Alien film.

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“We’re getting back into production as quickly as possible,” Hawley told Deadline. “We’re shooting in Bangkok, a half a world away; shooting again in the New Year,” he added.

“I got some footage. Some of the first hour was shot before we had to shut down. It’s stuff to play with and edit. [But] I’m excited to get back in there.”

The scripts for the series were finished before the WGA strike began in May. 

In addition to Sydney Chandler, the cast also includes Alex Lawther as a Soldier named CJ, Samuel Blenkin as Boy Kavalier, a CEO, as well as Essie Davis as Dame Silvia, Adarsh Gourav as Slightly, and Kit Young as Tootles.

Olyphant has been a staple actor at FX, starring in Justified, Justified: City Primeval, and Season 4 of Fargo, in which Noah Hawley also served as showrunner. 

Production for Alien is slated to resume sometime in early 2024.

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