According to a source, an R-rated Alien Isolation Animated Series could be in the works. It is rumored that Axis animation, the studio that helped with VFX work on the 2014 video game by the same name, has undertaken the project.
Back in 2014, Sega released Alien Isolation, a horror-survival video game that was based on the Alien science fiction horror film series. The game was released on a multitude of platforms such as the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. Developed by Creative Assembly, the game offered an enthralling first-person experience of space station exploration.
The idea behind the game was that of combining the aspects of stealth and survival with horror. Players could outwit the enemies(aliens), hide and use the surroundings to their advantage in defeating the aliens.
The game was well received by the critics, however, no subsequent iteration of the game was seen. Fast forward to today and we have reason to believe that instead of a video game, an animated series is in development based on the aforementioned video game.
Rumor: R-Rated Alien Isolation Animated Series in Development
This rumor comes in part from HNentertainment where it was reported that multiple live-action series set within Ridley Scott’s Alien universe were in development. Adding to that report, a new source has claimed that among the aforementioned live-action series there is also an animated show in the works based on the Alien Isolation video game.
Supposedly, the Alien Isolation Animated Series in question will have a 7 episode run and could arrive as early as April this year. Moreover, it is also said that Axis animation, who did VFX work for the video game, is working on the animated series as well.
Story-wise, the series would be based on the video game which takes place 15 years after the events of the very first ever Alien film directed by Ridley Scott back in 1979. Essentially, the story follows a character named Amanda Ripley, who is a daughter to Sigourney Weaver’s character Ellen Ripley. Amanda is sent with a team to recover the flight recorder of her mother’s ship. This mission as you can already predict goes awry with an unforeseen Alien attack. This story serves as a plot to the video game and to the rumored animated series.
How much truth there is to the rumor remains to be seen. However, we could be sure of one thing that fans will rejoice at the possibility of reliving one of their favorite game/film’s story in the form of an animated series.
This is all for now, do let me know in the comments how you feel about a potential animated series based on the popular video game.