Resident Alien is described as a dark, twisted and comedic fish-out-of-water story. Adapted for television by Chris Sheridan (Family Guy), it follows a crash-landed alien named Harry 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?”
Alan Tudyk (Con Man, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) is set to star in the title role. In addition, Sara Tomko (Sneaky Pete), The Closer alum Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund (Silicon Valley) and Levi Fiehler (Mars) are set to round out the series regular cast.
Sheridan will executive produce with Dark Horse Entertainment’s Mike Richardson (The Mask) and Keith Goldberg (The Legend of Tarzan), along with Justin Falvey (The Americans) and Darryl Frank (The Americans) of Amblin TV (the television branch of Steven Spielberg’s production company).
Universal Cable Productions is producing as part of its first-look deal with Dark Horse Entertainment to develop and produce scripted programming from publisher’s comic book library, as well as create new original material.
The agreement extends Dark Horse and UCP’s relationship following Netflix’s take on Umbrella Academy, which the streaming giant ordered straight to series.