FX's Alien series halted in Thailand due to actors' strike

The television spin-off is executive produced by Ridley Scott

By Priyanca Rajput 31 Aug 2023

FX's Alien series halted in Thailand due to actors' strike
Image credit: 20th Century Fox

Production on FX's Alien series has been suspended in Thailand due to the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike.

Kit Young (Shadow and Bone) who joined the Season 1 cast of the new series, and other cast were sent home on Friday (August 24), according to Deadline.

The outlet were told the break was planned as the show’s production schedule was "adjusted to account for the SAG-AFTRA work stoppage." Adding that crew members are still working, and sets are still being prepared for when shooting resumes after the end of the strike.

The Alien series is reportedly set in a time period before Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley and is the first story in the franchise that takes place on Earth.

The series is led by Sydney Chandler, and also stars Alex Lawther as a soldier named CJ, Samuel Blenkin as Boy Kavalier, a CEO, as well as Essie Davis as Dame Silvia and Adarsh Gourav as Slightly. Young plays a character named Tootles.

Filming on Alien, which is an Equity production, started July 19 at The Studio Park in Bangkok without American Chandler, who is a SAG-AFTRA member, as the American union went on strike July 14.

Production continued for over a month with the remainder of the cast - who are Equity members as performers affiliated with the British trade union - have been informed that they risk being sued for breach of contract if they walk off set in solidarity with their US counterparts.

Noah Hawley created the series, whose production has not been impacted by the Writers Guild of America strike, as all scripts were completed before it was called in May.

FX's Alien series is executive produced by Ridley Scott.

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