Syfy has given a series order to ‘Resident Alien,’ the adaptation of Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s Dark Horse comics.
The series will star Alan Tudyk, who has been progressively growing in popularity. He is a frequent Disney Animation collaborator, lending his voice to six different movies. Those films are ‘Wreck-it Ralph,’ ‘Frozen,’ ‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Zootopia, ‘Moana,’ and ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet.’ Not only that, he has been on several DC projects over the years. Not only did he voice Green Arrow in ‘Injustice 2,’ he was in NBC’s ‘Powerless,’ and he’s in three DC Universe series: ‘Young Justice,’ the ongoing ‘Doom Patrol,’ and the upcoming ‘Harley Quinn.’ Other famous roles of his include ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ and Amazon’s ‘The Tick,’ which has its second season releasing April 5.
The premise is below:
“A twisted and comedic fish-out-of-water story, following an alien named Harry (Tudyk) who crash-lands on Earth. He then takes on the identity of a small-town Colorado doctor and slowly begins to wrestle with the moral dilemma of his secret mission. The series ponders the question of if human beings are worth saving.”
Moreover, Chris Sheridan (‘Family Guy’) wrote the pilot, and will be executive producing. The director of the pilot is David Dobkin (‘Into the Badlands,’ ‘Iron Fist’), who is also executive producing.
Further, filming will begin this summer in Vancouver.
There is currently no premiere date.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter