Actor Adarsh Gourav has joined the cast of the Alien prequel series, to be produced by veteran Hollywood filmmaker Ridley Scott.
In a press note issued on Tuesday, the actor’s spokesperson said the series marks a significant milestone as the Alien franchise ventures into episodic storytelling for the first time.
Gourav shot to fame after his BAFTA-nominated performance in the 2021 film The White Tiger. He has also featured in the Apple TV+ climate change series Extrapolations.
In the Alien series, the Indian actor stars alongside Sydney Chandler, Kit Young, Alex Lawther, Samuel Blenkin, and Essie Davis.
Noah Hawley is attached as the showrunner. The series is produced by 20th Television and Scott Free Productions and will be released on FX on Hulu.
The first Alien film, directed by Scott, released in 1979 and was followed by three sequels — Aliens (1986), Alien 3 (1992), and Alien Resurrection (1997), helmed by James Cameron, David Fincher, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, respectively. All the films were headlined by Sigourney Weaver.
Scott has also directed two prequels – Prometheus (2012) and Alien: Covenant (2017) — featuring English actor Michael Fassbender in the lead.
In India, Gourav’s latest release was the Netflix series Guns & Gulaabs. The actor will next be seen in the films Superman of Malegaon and Kho Gaye Hum Kahan.