Noah Hawley, creator of the surrealist X-Men spinoff drama Legion, reportedly pitched a different kind of series for FX in the recent past -- a miniseries rooted in the horror/sci-fi world of the Aliens franchise.
In the wake of the acquisition of 21st Century Fox by the Walt Disney Company, mass layoffs have begun and the future of certain media projects is in question. A new report from Deadline examined some of the actions from company executives, revealing that Hawley had an unrealized plan for a new show.
Emma Watts, a Fox executive who will be taking on a key role in the merged companies, reportedly "fended off an attempt by Hawley and FX to take the Aliens franchise and turn it into a miniseries."
As a major Fox film property, Aliens may be among the franchises which Watts will be guarding closely to keep them "from being repurposed as TV projects or as streaming projects on Hulu and Disney+ with low budgets and no back-ends."
While fans may never get to see Hawley's take on Aliens, they can still look forward to the other projects he has in the works. These include the third and final season of Legion, which will return to FX later this year.