SYFY and Dark Horse Comics are working on a new series adaptation of “Resident Alien.” Alan Tudyk stars in the series, with Chris Sheridan serving as Executive Producer alongside Dark Horse Entertainment and Amblin Television.
“Resident Alien” was ordered straight to series by SYFY; the show is a comedic drama based on the popular Dark Horse comics by co-creators Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse.
If you never read the original comics, Resident Alien is a dark, yet a strangely funny, fish-out-of-water story that follows a crash-landed alien named Harry (Alan Tudyk). The story picks up once Harry takes on the identity of a small-town Colorado doctor, and slowly begins to wrestle with the moral dilemma of his secret mission on Earth.
Tudyk (Firefly, Rogue One) will star with series regulars Sara Tomko (Once Upon a Time), Corey Reynolds (The Closer), Alice Wetterlund (People of Earth) and Levi Fiehler (Mars). The series will begin production in Vancouver this summer.
The series was adapted to television by executive producer Chris Sheridan (Family Guy), Mike Richardson (Hellboy), and Keith Goldberg (The Legend of Tarzan) of Dark Horse Entertainment (The Umbrella Academy). They are joined by Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank (The Americans) of Amblin Television, who will also executive produce.
David Dobkin (The Judge) executive produced and directed the pilot.
SYFY stopped short of announcing a premiere window for the new series, but we are excited to see another Alan Tudyk show on the horizon. Fans will have to wait a few more weeks to get a trailer or release date for the new series, and hopefully, we will hear more about the supporting cast at that time.
Earlier this week SYFY announced that the network has picked up another season of “The Magicians.” That series will be returning for season five on the network. The show “Deadly Class” is also doing well, bringing in over 2.7M views during the show’s promotional period.