With the sequel to Ridley Scott’s Prometheus picking up speed towards production, it’s been revealed that Katherine Waterston has been cast in the lead as a character named Daniels. Katherine has thus far been known for being in smaller roles; her work in Boardwalk Empire as Emma Harrow, the twin sister of the “man in the mask”, gangster Richard Harrow.
Specific plot details for the new one are being closely guarded, but it is believed to follow the crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet, who discover what they believe is an uncharted paradise but is, in fact, a dark, dangerous world, the only inhabitant of which is David (Michael Fassbender), the “synthetic” and survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition.
Covenant is believed to be the first in a conceived trilogy of new films that will link the events of Prometheus with the original 1979 Ridley Scott-directed classic Alien.
Waterston is next up in the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them with Eddie Redmayne.