Audible announced this week that Alexander Siddig is starring in their new audio play Alien: River of Pain.
Based on the 2014 novel, Alien: River of Pain is set between the first and second films in the franchise and chronicles the birth and backstory of Aliens‘ Newt. The play explores the destruction of Hadley’s Hope, a research and mining colony in 2157.
Siddig plays “ruthless” Doctor Reese, as Siddig told Den of Geek: “I play a character called Dr. Reese, who’s one of a group of scientists sent to the far reaches of space to hopefully capture an alien alive – despite whatever human cost that incurs. So I’m not a particularly nice piece of work.”
Joining Siddig are Anna Friel, Philip Glenister, Michelle Ryan, Colin Salmon and Mark Warren all feature in River of Pain, from award-winning radio producer Dirk Maggs.