Syfy has announced a series pick up for Resident Alien, a comedy drama based on the Dark Horse comic series by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse.
The new series, starring Alan Tudyk (Firefly, The Tick) is described as a twisted and comedic fish-out-of-water story that follows a crash-landed alien named Harry (Tudyk) who, after taking on the identity of a small-town Colorado doctor, slowly begins to wrestle with the moral dilemma of his secret mission on Earth — ultimately asking the question, “Are human beings worth saving?”
Joining Tudyk are 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.
David Dobkin (The Judge) executive produced and directed the pilot.
Resident Alien is from Universal Content Productions (UCP), in association with Amblin TV and Dark Horse Entertainment. 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), and Justin Falvey (The Americans) and Darryl Frank (The Americans) of Amblin TV will also executive produce.