Before the season one finale lands this week, SyFy has picked up its hit comedy series Resident Alien for a second season. Alan Tudyk stars as Harry, a newly arrived on Earth Alien with a secret mission which runs into a snag when his ship breaks apart on impact. Now, Harry must assume the local doctor's identity (who he killed on arrival) to find his ship's missing pieces and locate his device. The trouble is, Harry's mission is to wipe out the human race, and his world-ending device is proving challenging to find.
The series is based on the Dark Horse comics by Peter Hogan and Stephen Parkhouse, and was initially meant to be broadcast last summer, but was delayed owing to the pandemic. The show's response has been overwhelmingly positive, and it has become SyFy's most-watched original series in years. Speaking about the renewal,
Syfy's President of Scripted Content, Lisa Katz, was full of praise for the uniquely funny series.
“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.”
Resident Alien has been an unexpected delight offering a genuinely funny, and frequently heartfelt show that gives the mightly talented Alan Tudyk a fantastic platform to shine. Resident Alien is available to stream on Sky One and via Now TV.