Back in May, Syfy ordered a pilot for “Resident Alien,“ a potential television series based on the Dark Horse Comics property from Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse. Deadline updates today that Alan Tudyk (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) has come aboard to play the series’ main character.
Sara Tomko (Sneaky Pete), Corey Reynolds (The Closer), Alice Wetterlund (Silicon Valley) and Levi Fiehler (Mars) have also joined the cast.
The project, which hails from Universal Cable Productions, Dark Horse Entertainment and Amblin TV, is being described as a “dark, twisted and comedic fish-out-of-water story.”
The Chris Sheridan-adapted (“Family Guy”) series follows a crash-landed alien named Harry (Tudyk) who, after taking on the identity of a small-town Colorado doctor, slowly begins to wrestle with the moral dilemma of his secret mission on Earth – ultimately asking the question, “Are human beings worth saving?”
Sheridan will exec produce with Dark Horse’s Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg, along with Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin TV.