'Resident Alien': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the new SyFy comedy series

When an alien crashlands into Earth on a scouting mission for his people, he takes on the guise of local doctor, calling himself Harry


                            'Resident Alien': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the new SyFy comedy series
A still from 'Resident Alien' (Syfy)
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When an alien crashlands into Earth on a scouting mission for his people, he takes on the guise of local doctor, calling himself Harry. As he gets to know the local residents, he soon comes to question whether or not invading the Earth is the best idea. We have plot details, release date, cast and everything else you need to know about the new SyFy series.

Release date

'Resident Alien' premieres on SyFy on January 27, 2021.

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Plot details

According to the official 'Resident Alien' website, "The stranded, curious alien Dr. Harry tends to patients in the sleepy town of Patience, Washington. Questions about the town’s previous doctor arise when a strange briefcase is found leading to the crash of the alien vessel sent to destroy the Earth." The show is based on a comic book of the same name, created by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse.

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Cast

Alan Tudyk

Alan Tudyk attends the 2020 NBCUniversal Winter Press Tour 45 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 11, 2020, in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Alan Tudyk stars as Harry Vanderspeigle, an alien that crashlands onto Earth and must pass himself off as a small-town human doctor. Tudyk is an Emmy-nominated actor who is best known for his roles as Walsh on 'Firefly', the droid K2-SO on 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' and as the Joker on 'Harley Quinn'. He's also co-created his own series, 'Con Man', where he stars alongside Nathan Fillion. 

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Alice Wetterlund

Alice Wetterlund of "Resident Alien" speaks during the NBCUniversal segment of the 2020 Winter TCA Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 11, 2020, in Pasadena, California. (Getty Images)

Alice Wetterlund plays D'Arcy Bloom, the charismatic bartender at the local pub who, as a former Olympic snowboarder, is also a part of the avalanche control team. Wetterlund is a stand-up comedian and actor known for her roles on 'Silicon Valley', 'People of Earth' and 'Glow'.

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Sara Tomko

Sara Tomko of "Resident Alien" speaks during the NBCUniversal segment of the 2020 Winter TCA Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 11, 2020, in Pasadena, California. (Getty Images)

Sara Tomko plays Asta Twelvetrees, a strong and sarcastic medical professional who works with Harry at the town’s health clinic. Tomko is a film and theater actor best known for her roles on 'Once Upon a Time' and 'Sneaky Pete'. 

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The series also stars Mike Thompson and Ben Hawthorne.

Trailer

You can watch a trailer for the series below, which sees Harry trying to investigate a murder in a town that doesn't quite trust him.


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