Alien R-Rated Animated Series Reportedly in Development

Xenomorph in Alien: Covenant

Earlier this month, reports claimed multiple live-action television adaptations of the Alien franchise may be in development. Now, a new report says an animated series based on the iconic sci-fi horror film series may be in the works.

An animated adaptation of the popular 2014 survival horror game Alien: Isolation is reportedly in development for a seven-episode miniseries geared for mature audiences, aiming for a hard R-rating. The series will be produced by Axis Animation, which handled the visual effects for the video game. It may air on the official Alien website.

Alien: Isolation followed the story of Ellen Ripley's adult daughter Amanda, set fifteen years after the events of the original 1979 film. As Amanda investigates her mother's disappearance, her own salvage spacecraft is infested by xenomorphs that massacre the crew, with Amanda desperately trying to evade the fearsome creatures and escape the ship with her life.

The series is the third Alien adaptation reportedly in development, with a series in the works for Hulu and another series in pre-production for Fox that will explore a lunar colony that finds themselves trapped with xenomorphs.

(via Observer)

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