Watch The Alien: Isolation Digital Series Now
It has to be better than AvP: Requiem, right?
Update: The Alien: Isolation web series has been released. All seven episodes are ready for your consumption, starting with the premiere, which you can see below. The original post follows.
Why wait for whatever Ridley Scott has planned next to dive back into the Alien franchise after 2017's Alien: Covenant? A new digital series is is coming soon--very soon--and will take viewers into the world of the Alien: Isolation video game from 2014.
The new series, which will debut on IGN on February 28, will present the cut scenes from the game as "a new animation experience to add additional layers to the story of Ellen Ripley's daughter." To achieve that, Fox has partnered with Reverse Engineering Studios and DVgroup to develop new scenes that, when combined with newly shot-and-edited first-person footage from the game and existing cut scenes, will create a complete story.
The Isolation game is set between the original Alien film and its 1986 sequel Aliens. In it, Amanda Ripley--daughter of Sigourney Weaver's Ellen--searches for a hint of her mother's whereabouts on a space station and comes face-to-face with the same kind of alien creature that plagues the rest of the franchise.
A description of the series reads, "Fifteen years have passed since the deep-space freighter Nostromo disappeared with all hands. And for fifteen years, Amanda Ripley has scoured the known universe for information about her mother, Ellen Ripley, the Nostromo's warrant officer. When representatives from the Weyland-Yutani Corporation approach Amanda with news that the Nostromo's flight recorder has finally been found and brought to the space station Sevastopol, Amanda joins the Company’s expedition to the remote outpost. But when Amanda reaches the station, she walks into a living nightmare: Sevastopol’s inhabitants have been terrorized, hunted, and brought to the brink of annihilation. Now she and a band of unprepared--and perhaps untrustworthy--survivors will have to confront the same diabolical species that changed her mother’s fate forever."
The Alien: Isolation digital series runs seven episodes, all of which will be released at 9 AM PT on February 28.
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