Ridley Scott Developing Multiple Sci-Fi TV Series


Oh, he may find some fun on the side, but at the end of the day Ridley Scott continues to return to the warm embrace of sci-fi. And now, in America, he's developing a two-hour block of genre programming for the TNT network.

While there aren't any specifics available, the idea is that this programming will consist of not only one-hour series, but shorts and "other formats".

TNT's Sarah Aubrey commented, "We're looking to create a programming block filled with the kind of imaginative, awe-inspiring storytelling that has made science fiction such a beloved and enduring genre. Ridley Scott has created some of the best and most popular science-fiction movies of all time, and we look forward to bringing his fans even more of his smart, sophisticated stories."

Which is apparently perfectly fine with Scott. In response to the announcement, he offers, "Being given the creative license to generate and develop science fiction programming in a variety of formats is very exciting. This genre is one of my favorites, and there are infinite amounts of original and innovative story ideas out there that we are looking forward to exploring with TNT."

Scott is represented on screens currently by Alien: Covenant, his third entry in the series which was preded by the original Alien (1979) and Prometheus (2012).