Katherine Waterston’s career is going from strength to strength. After impressing in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, she delivered a memorable turn in Steve Jobs and then landed a leading role in David Yates’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Next up for the actress? Sir Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant.
According to Deadline, this is going to be her biggest role to date, as she’s set to play lead character “Daniels.” Unfortunately, there aren’t any additional details in regards to what Waterston will be getting up to in the movie, though a recently released plot synopsis did at least shed some light on how Alien: Covenant is going to follow up on the events of Prometheus:
Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created in ALIEN with ALIEN: COVENANT, the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS — and connects directly to Scott’s 1979 seminal work of science fiction. Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, the crew of the colony ship Covenant discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David (Michael Fassbender), survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
It’s thought that Alien: Covenant will be the first in a new trilogy of movies which build up to the events of the original Alien, though that obviously leads to the future of Alien 5 being in doubt as a result. Regardless, Alien: Covenant is currently set to be released on October 6th, 2017, and we can’t wait to see how it turns out.