Official Sci-Fi Fans: “Resident Alien” Will Be Renewed For A Second Season, Syfy announced… The news comes after the excellent sci-fi comedy aired in the season one finale, and it didn’t disappoint.
For everyone who hasn’t seen it – you’re missing out for starters – the show focuses on an alien who crashes, lands on Earth and kills a man named Dr. Harry Vanderspiegle (played by Alan Tudik) and adopts his identity.
The alien whose real name is pronounced No [click] ka-tai-ahla-Ooooh, is on a mission to destroy every human being on Earth. However, he must try to merge with other residents of the small Colorado town to avoid detection while he searches for vital components of his spacecraft, which are now buried in the snow in the nearby mountains.
During the time spent getting to know the inhabitants of the small town, Harry learns about humanity and begins to doubt his mission. There are several amazing characters, each with their own stories, that we will learn more about, including Asta Twelvetris (Sara Tomko), D’Arcy Bloom (Alice Wetterlund), and Sheriff Mike Thompson (Corey Reynolds).
However, one boy, Max Hawthorne (Judah Pren), is unlike the rest of the townspeople as he possesses a rare gene that allows him to look past Harry’s adopted human form and see him in his natural alien state. But, of course, no one believes him.
Harry struggles with even the most elementary human customs, and at first Tudik mumbles too much and makes strange “alien” faces, but once the series takes a base in one or two episodes of the first season, Tudik begins to play arguably his best and funniest role. and the show’s dark, often adult humor is extremely interesting.
There are a number of relationships that are enjoyable to see throughout the season, notably Sheriff Thompson and his deputy Liv Baker (Elizabeth Bowen) and Max and his parents, Keith (Meredith Garretson) and Ben (Levi Filer). Some great cameos include Terry O’Quinn, Giorgio A. Zucalos and Linda Hamilton.
The show was adapted by Chris Sheridan (who also produces Family Guy) from a comic book series by British creators Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse and published by Dark Horse. Let’s hope Syfy realizes the potential of this show and doesn’t cancel it prematurely, as they did with Space, Dark Matter, Spiral, Caprica and the Stargate Universe.
Each episode is available to watch on Peacock, NBC’s streaming service, plus you can also download the free Syfy app for more Resident Alien extra content. Web site there is also a lot of great content.
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