The future of the 'Alien' franchise has been uncertain of late.

Since 'Alien: Covenant' underperformed at the box office, any movie sequels or spin-offs have met resistance or been killed off.

But it looks like a TV adaptation could be a possible new direction for the franchise.

Noah Hawley would be behind the miniseries. He's the showrunner behind the shows 'Fargo' and 'Legion'.

Reports that he was working on an 'Alien' series first emerged back in March 2019.

But apparently Fox film chief Stacey Snider was "fending off" the concept.

Speaking to Deadline, Hawley said the Disney-Fox merger, which means the House of Mouse now owns the sci-fi-horror property, has prompted talks "from time to time."

Asked about the rumours that deals are being done, Hawley answered: "I know that there’s an effort to reshuffle a lot of things post-Disney takeover and it was a conversation that I had a couple years back.

"And I have not in the last few weeks been having those conversations about it. But I know that like any studio that there’s a great desire to make the most of one’s library so I wouldn’t be surprised to see something like that."

He added: "I have conversations from time to time, but I’m not committed."

Watch this space.