World premiere of Prometheus trailer to air during Homeland on Channel 4

The unseen preview of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi blockbuster will be shown during the ad break on Sunday – followed by viewers' Twitter reactions

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British TV is to see the world premiere of a new trailer for Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s hugely anticipated prequel to his 1979 sci-fi horror, Alien.

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The preview is set to air on Channel 4 at around 9:10pm on Sunday – during the first ad break in the penultimate episode of conspiracy thriller Homeland – and will feature footage unseen in existing online trailers.

Viewers will be encouraged to respond to the preview via Twitter, using the hashtag #areyouseeingthis. During the second ad break, selected tweets will be shown on screen.

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Prometheus stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba and Guy Pearce. It is released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 1 June.