How Alien Inspired Alien: Covenant Star Katherine Waterston

Katherine Waterston in Alien Covenant

The science fiction and horror franchise surrounding Alien launched in the late ’70s with the premiere of Ridley Scott’s original film featuring Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) being stalked around the Nostromo starship by a Xenomorph. Alien inspired three sequels that premiered throughout the ’80s and ’90s before Scott returned to the franchise with the prequel film, Prometheus, that hit theaters in 2012. Now, 20th Century Fox is gearing up for a second prequel movie – the sixth installment in the overall franchise – titled Alien: Covenant.

The film follows the crew aboard a colony ship called the Covenant (for which the film is named) as they arrive on a distant planet and meet its unfriendly inhabitants. Katherine Waterston – who recently co-led this …

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