Thursday, September 20, 2018

Development News - Alan Tudyk to Play Lead Role in Syfy Drama Pilot 'Resident Alien'

Development News - September 20, 2018

Syfy's Resident Alien.

  • Alan Tudyk, Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund and Levi Fiehler have been cast on the drama pilot based on the comic book series of the same name.
  • Tudyk (Firefly, Rogue One) will play Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle, a reclusive resident of a small Colorado town as well as the alien who takes over his body after crashing on Earth. When the doctor is murdered, the alien has to put his secret mission aside and take the doctor's place. As he inhabits the doctor's body, he'll start to wonder whether humans might be worth saving after all.
  • Tomko (Once Upon a Time, Sneaky Pete) will play Asta Twelvetrees, a resident of Patience, Colorado who will complicate the alien's mission considerably.
  • Reynolds (The Closer, Murder in the First) will play Sheriff Mike Thompson, who runs Patience with an iron fist, even breaking into people's houses when he suspects they're up to something, which is pretty much always.
  • Wetterlund (People of Earth, Silicon Valley) will play D'Arcy Morin, a former Olympic snowboarder-turned-ski patrol member who uses a mortar launcher to clear avalanches and occasionally just blow off some steam.
  • Fiehler (Mars, The Fosters) will play Ben Hawthorne, a recent college graduate who ran for mayor to pad his resumé and now finds himself dealing with the fallout from a grisly murder.