A brand new TV collection follows the off-beat journey of a wayfaring alien (performed by beloved “Firefly” actor Alan Tudyk) who’s crash-landed on Earth and should full an ominous mission earlier than returning dwelling.
“Resident Alien,” a brand new comedic drama, premieres on Syfy Wednesday (Jan. 27) at 10 p.m. EST (Jan. 28 at 0300 GMT). The collection, which is predicated on the popular Dark Horse Comics series by co-creators Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse. The present stars Tudyk (“Rogue One,” “Doom Patrol”) as an alien stranded in Colorado who takes on the identification of Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle. First, nonetheless, Vanderspeigle has to discover ways to act like a human.
“All the pieces was from sq. one with him,” Tudyk advised House.com in an unique interview. “Strolling, sitting, dressing … he is a baby in that manner.”
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To organize for the position of an alien masquerading as a human, Tudyk “took clowning class,” he mentioned, “which helped as a result of clowns are speculated to be primarily like youngsters that had been by no means advised no. They’re very curious … however they’re bumbling they usually make errors.”
All through the present, which falls someplace between homicide thriller, slapstick comedy and heartfelt drama, Vanderspeigle grapples with “the ethical dilemma of his secret mission on Earth — finally asking the query, “Are human beings price saving?'” a press launch states.
The outrageous and honest new collection additionally options actors Sara Tomko (“As soon as Upon A Time”) as nurse Asta Twelvetrees, Corey Reynolds (“The Nearer”) because the daring Sheriff Mike Thompson, Alice Wetterlund (“Folks of Earth”) as native bartender D’arcy Bloom and Levi Fiehler (“Mars”) as Mayor Ben Hawthorne.
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