Today at the New York Comic Con, SYFY will debut the below sneak peek and behind-the-scenes featurette for Resident Alien Season 2. The featurette includes new footage and interviews with returning cast members and upcoming guest stars.
Resident Alien Season 2 will premiere on SYFY in early 2022. The first season is now available on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming platform.
Based on the Dark Horse comic by Peter Hogan and Stephen Parkhouse, Resident Alien follows Harry, an alien played by Alan Tudyk (Rogue One, Firefly) that crash lands on Earth and passes himself off as a small-town human doctor.
Arriving with a secret mission to kill all humans, Harry starts off living a simple life… but things get a bit rocky when he’s roped into solving a local murder and realizes he needs to assimilate into his new world.
As he does so, he begins to wrestle with the moral dilemma of his mission and asking the big life questions like: “Are human beings worth saving?” and “Why do they fold their pizza before eating it?”
The series also stars Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund and Levi Fiehler.
From UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Amblin TV and Dark Horse Entertainment, Resident Alien 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), and Justin Falvey (The Americans) and Darryl Frank (The Americans) of Amblin TV also executive produce.
David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) executive produced and directed the pilot. Robbie Duncan McNeill also executive produced the season and served as producing director.
“With Resident Alien, everything just came together in perfect harmony—a script by Chris Sheridan that leapt off the page, a lead performance by Alan Tudyk, whose nuance between comedy and menace was pitch perfect, and a team of producers, cast and crew who were all striving to do something great,” said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming.
“The appeal of this show transcended the sci-fi genre in a way that enabled us to bring in a broader audience, and as the series continues we hope to encourage more and more fans to discover Harry’s very particular perspective on humans.”
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