According to Deadline, four more actors have joined Ridley Scott‘s Alien: Covenant. Newcomers Jussie Smolett (Empire), Amy Seimetz (Upstream Color), Carmen Ejogo (Selma) and Callie Hernandez (Machete Kills) join recently announced cast members Katherine Waterston (Inherent Vice), Danny McBride (Eastbound and Down) and Demián Bichir (The Hateful Eight).
Alien: Covenant connects directly to the 1979 classic. The story follows the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy. There, the crew discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world — whose sole inhabitant is the “synthetic” David, survivor of the doomed Prometheus expedition. The film is set to hit theaters on October 6, 2017.