Rumor Police: R-Rated Animated ‘Alien’ Series in Development [UPDATED]

Alien: Isolation Trailer: New Animated Series Coming To IGN Tomorrow

20th Century Fox has unveiled the trailer for the seven episode web series based on the critically-praised survival horror game Alien: Isolation. Released in 2014, Alien: Isolation followed Ripley’s daughter, Amanda, as she tried to uncover the truth of what happened to her mother and the Nostromo, fifteen years after the events of Alien. In her search for answers, however, she ends up fighting to stay alive on Sevastopol, a space station that has been invaded by a Xenomorph.

Alien: Isolation was amazingly faithful to the aesthetics and designs of the Ridley Scott‘s original movie, continuing its lo-fi vision of the future. Its slow paced, yet intense game play was a highlight as players never really knew where and when the Xenomorph would attack from next. Now, fans of the game can revisit it from a new angle with the web series.

Created in collaboration with Reverse Engineering Studios and DVgroup, the Alien: Isolation web series will be released in its entirity on IGN at 9am P.T. on Thursday, 28th February.

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Take this with a grain of salt, but the Observer claims there is an animated Alien series in development. It is apparently based on the video game Alien: Isolation and will feature content deemed worth of an R-rating. Axis Animation is the studio behind the potential series, which will consist of seven episodes.

Axis has a history with the Alien franchise as they worked on the trailers for Alien: Isolation and Aliens: Colonial Marines. They’ve also worked on the Halo series and Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch.

The synopsis for Alien: Isolation is as follows: Set 15 years after the events of the 1979 Alien film and follows Amanda Ripley, the daughter of Ellen Ripley, as she investigates the disappearance of her mother.

The report claims that while this is a rumor, the series could release as early as April 2019. Either way, it makes for an interesting discussion question: Would you watch an animated Alien series?