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June 30th, 2009 under Syfy

SyFy (formerly Sc iFi) is updating the cult movie and it spinoff TV series, Alien Nation for the new millennium according to Variety. Tim Minear, who worked on Angel and Firefly, is developing the newest version of the franchise that will take place 20 years after the Aliens landed in the Pacific Northwest.

By the time the show begins, some time in the 2020s, the alien population has multiplied from a few thousand to 3.5 million. And much of the “newcomers” live their own segregated existence, in what Minear compares to the North African ghettos in France.
“You can take (the original ‘Alien Nation’) a step forward and really do a show that encompasses the clash of civilizations, and the idea of a ghettoized minority,” he said. “You can touch on racism, terrorism, assimilation, immigration. And there’s room for satire.”

If the new show is anything like the one that aired for Fox, I really hope Tim Minear creates a show that SyFy winds up picking up because I loved that show so much! Plus I like that they are not remaking it, but updating it. I am so sick of remakes and thankfully that is not the road that they are going down!


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