Noah Hawley’s much hyped “Alien” TV series on FX will be a “grounded” series that feels very similar to the film series that preceded it, network chief John Landgraf told reporters during the Television Critics Association’s summer tour this week.

“I think Noah is very much aware of the fact that there is a cinematic universe. [There’s] Ingenuity and originality that is unique to Noah … [but] I think you will also see that the show feels like part of the cinematic universe that you know about alien. “

The network’s big wig said the series was “a beast … a really big exercise in building the world,” and it probably won’t air until 2023 at the earliest.

As for the “Alien” film series, we last heard that in Neil Blomkamp’s “Alien 5” proposal, in which Sigourney Weaver and Michael Biehn played Ripley and Michael Biehn for the first time since “Aliens” (1986), respectively.

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