Production begins this month on the ninth installment of the Alien franchise, with a cast including Cailee Spaeny, David Jonsson, Archie Renaux, Isabela Merced, Spike Fearn, and Aileen Wu. Directed by Fede Alvarez, the film’s synopsis reveals a group of young people from a faraway world who face off against a terrifying life form. Ridley Scott, the original director of Alien, will produce alongside Michael Pruss, with Brett O’Connor, Elizabeth Cantillon, and Tom Moran serving as executive producers. The project was announced in 2022, with a pitch from superfan Alvarez to Scott, and marks the first Alien film release since 2017’s Alien: Covenant. Fans can also look forward to an upcoming Alien TV series from Fargo showrunner Noah Hawley and Ridley Scott.