Alien: Isolation – The Digital Series
Alien: Isolation – The Digital Series, or simply Alien: Isolation, is an American animated science fiction horror web television series directed by Fabien Dubois, based on the Alien franchise created by Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett, and the 2014 video game of the same name by Alistair Hope, that premiered on February 28, 2019, on IGN. The series was created by Kinga Smith and Fabian DuBois and stars much of the cast of the video game. It takes place 15 years after the events of the 1979 Alien film and follows Amanda Ripley, daughter of Alien protagonist Ellen Ripley, as she investigates the disappearance of her mother.
|Alien: Isolation – |
The Digital Series
|Genre||Science fiction horror|
|Based on||Alien franchise|
by Dan O'Bannon and
by Alistair Hope
|Written by||Jeff Juhasz|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||7 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||8–14 minutes|
|Picture format||4K (UHDTV)|
|Original release||February 28, 2019|
|Official IGN Channel|
Alien: Isolation takes place 15 years after the original film and follows Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley, as she accompanies a Weyland-Yutani team being sent to retrieve the flight recorder of her mother's ship, the Nostromo, recently located by the crew of a salvage vessel Anesidora and being held aboard the Seegson corporation remote Sevastopol space station in orbit around the KG-348 gas giant, on request of Christopher Samuels, an android working for the Weyland-Yutani corporation, so that Ripley can have closure regarding the fate of her missing mother. Ripley, Samuels, and Weyland-Yutani executive Nina Taylor travel to Sevastopol on board the Torrens courier ship, only to find the station damaged and its communications offline. After attempting to spacewalk over to the station to investigate, their EVA line is severed by debris, and Ripley is separated from the others and forced to enter the station on her own, encountering hostile androids, humans, and an unknown alien organism.
Cast and charactersEdit
- Jane Perry as Diane Verlaine ("Episode 1")
- George Anton as Axel ("Episode 2")
- Melanie Gutteridge as Catherine Foster ("Episode 4")
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||"Episode 1"||Fabien Dubois||Jeff Juhasz||February 28, 2019|
|Fifteen years after her mother disappeared on the deep space towing ship Nostromo, Amanda Ripley travels to a remote space station that may hold clues to her mother’s fate. But disaster strikes as she arrives at her destination.|
|2||"Episode 2"||Fabien Dubois||Jeff Juhasz||February 28, 2019|
|Amanda discovers that the space station Sevastopol is anything but a safe haven. And mechanical failures and violent colonists aren’t the only dangers on the facility.|
|3||"Episode 3"||Fabien Dubois||Jeff Juhasz||February 28, 2019|
|Sevastopol’s mystery killer hunts Amanda as she searches for her missing companions.|
|4||"Episode 4"||Fabien Dubois||Jeff Juhasz||February 28, 2019|
|Marlow reveals how the alien came to Sevastopol, and Amanda partners with Colonial Marshal Waits to hunt the creature.|
|5||"Episode 5"||Fabien Dubois||Jeff Juhasz||February 28, 2019|
|Amanda discovers that Sevastopol’s android caretakers have an agenda of their own, and powerful outside forces have put everyone’s lives in danger.|
|6||"Episode 6"||Fabien Dubois||Jeff Juhasz||February 28, 2019|
|With the alien threat multiplying, Amanda pursues Marlow back to his ship, where the salvager reveals one last secret.|
|7||"Episode 7"||Fabien Dubois||Jeff Juhasz||February 28, 2019|
|Amanda discovers that the alien infestation has grown beyond her worst fears. Her only hope of survival is a shot in the dark.|
On February 13, 2019, Bloody Disgusting reported that two Alien television series were in development, one animated, one live-action. On February 20, 2019, Axis Animation reported that a seven-episode animated adaption of the 2014 video game Alien: Isolation was in development. On February 27, 2019, it was announced that IGN had given the production of Alien: Isolation - The Digital Series a series order to consist of seven quarter hour episodes, each consisting of a combination of cut scenes from the game, newly rendered scenes, and first-person segments in the game that were re-shot and edited for the purposes of the web television series, to be exclusively released on IGN the following day. The series was set to be written by Jeff Juhasz and produced by Reverse Engineering Studios (RES) and DVgroup. 
Alongside the initial series announcement, it was reported that the cast of the original Alien: Isolation game would reprise their characters for the series, including Andrea Deck as Amanda and Ellen Ripley.
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On February 27, 2019, the official trailer was released which included the announcement that the show would premiere on February 28, 2019.
- Griffin, David (February 28, 2019). "How Alien: Isolation Digital Series expands Amanda Ripley's story from the 2014 game". IGN. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
- Schwartz, Terri (February 27, 2019). "Exclusive Alien: Isolation Trailer announces Digital Series Debut on IGN". IGN. Retrieved February 27, 2019.