Alan Tudyk (‘Firefly’,’Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’) is returning to TV for a new science fiction series as he has just boarded ‘Resident Alien!’ Not only that, but Syfy has announced more of the cast members including Sara Tomko (‘Once Upon a Time’,The Leftovers’), Corey Reynolds (‘The Closer’,’Murder in the First’), Alice Wetterlund (‘Silicon Valley’,’People of Earth’), and Levi Fiehler (‘Mars’,’The Fosters’.)
The series only has a pilot order at this time and is an adaptation of a comic published by Dark Horse Comics which was written by Peter Hogan and illustrated by Steve Parkhouse. The book consisted of 5, 4-part miniseries runs and is being brought to life by Chris Sheridan (‘Family Guy’) and will executive produce the show with Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg of Dark Horse Entertainment and Amblin TV’s Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.
The series revolves around an alien who crashes on Earth and has been pretending to be a doctor while waiting for rescue. A government agency is trying to catch him that he has been busy avoiding and he spends much of his time solving mysteries not to get bored.
On the show, Tudyk will play Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle, a reclusive resident of a small Colorado town. When the doctor is murdered, an alien (who had just crashed on Earth) has to put his secret mission aside and take the doctor’s place. As he inhabits the doctor’s body, he’ll begins to wonder if humans might be worth saving after all.
Tomko playing “a resident of Patience, Colorado, named Asta Twelvetrees, who will complicate the alien’s mission considerably.” Reynolds “is Sheriff Mike Thompson, who runs Patience with an iron fist, even breaking into people’s houses when he suspects they’re up to something, which is pretty much always.” As to Wetterlund, she’ll be playing a “former Olympic snowboarder turned ski patrol member D’Arcy Morin, who uses a mortar launcher to clear avalanches and occasionally just blow off some steam.” Finally, we have Fiehler who is portraying “recent college grad Ben Hawthorne, who ran for mayor to pad his resumé and now finds himself dealing with the fallout from a grisly murder.”
The set of comics which this is based on could easily be fleshed out for a multi-season run and if there were enough ideas could grow beyond that as well.
Do you hope that ‘Resident Alien’ gets picked up for a full series order? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter