Geekerati icon Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Doom Patrol) performs an alien disguised as a small-town physician who will get roped into fixing murders in Resident Alien, a brand new sci-fi dramedy sequence coming to Syfy subsequent month—lastly. Based mostly on the Darkish Horse comedian sequence created by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse, the present was presupposed to premiere this previous summer season, however coronavirus, pandemic, yada, yada, yada.
Hogan and Parkhouse began publishing the Resident Alien comics in 2012 as installments of four-issue miniseries, with the sixth and closing installment forthcoming. Hogan has stated he drew inspiration from Twin Peaks, The Man Who Fell to Earth, and My Favourite Martian. The story entails an alien named Harry who crash-lands on Earth and begins fixing murders within the distant city of Endurance, Washington, whereas he waits for rescue.
Harry’s backstory is sprinkled all through the miniseries in numerous flashbacks. He’s Captain Ha Re, a biologist by coaching, and his particular empathic talents assist him disguise his true look from most people. The exceptions are the younger granddaughter of an area thriller author and Asta Twelvetrees, daughter of a Mohawk shaman, who can solely partially see by means of the disguise and thinks Harry is a visiting spirit. These empathic talents additionally imply Harry can inform if somebody is mendacity, so when somebody on the town is murdered within the first installment (“Welcome to Earth!”), he is aware of the police have arrested the improper man and units out to search out the true killer.
For the tailored sequence, showrunner Chris Sheridan (Household Man, Titus) has moved the setting to Colorado, though the fictional city remains to be known as Endurance. The remainder of the forged contains Sara Tomko (Sneaky Pete) as Asta Twelvetrees, Corey Reynolds (Homicide within the First) as Sheriff Mike Thompson, Elizabeth Bowen (Fargo, Add) as Deputy Liv Baker, Levi Fiehler (Mars) because the mayor of Endurance, Ben Hawthorne, and Alice Wetterlund (Individuals of Earth) as D’Arcy, a former Olympic snowboarder who’s now a part of the ski patrol (and apparently likes to fireside mortars in her spare time).
Per the official premise:
Resident Alien follows Harry, an alien performed by Alan Tudyk (Rogue One, Firefly) that crash lands on Earth and passes himself off as a small-town human physician. Arriving with a secret mission, Harry begins off dwelling a easy life… however issues get a bit rocky when he’s roped into fixing an area homicide and realizes he must assimilate into his new world. As he does so, he begins to wrestle with the ethical dilemma of his mission and asking the massive life questions like: “Are human beings value saving?” and “Why do they fold their pizza earlier than consuming it?”
The trailer opens with Harry being requested to take a look at the physique of a homicide sufferer, which he finds fairly thrilling, as a result of it is identical to Regulation and Order (“chung-chung!”). His odd behavioral tics elevate eyebrows—and his try at laughter is downright unsettling—however he could be simply the best alien-disguised-as-a-man to tackle the seemingly idyllic city’s darkish underbelly.
Resident Alien debuts on Syfy on January 27, 2021.
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