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Resident Alien

Resident Alien

Photo Credit:  Syfy
  • Premiered: 
    January 27, 2021
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  • Network: Syfy
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Dramedy
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the comic book series (Resident Alien) by Peter Hogan & Steve Parkhouse 
  • Subject Matter: Science Fiction
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Plot Synopsis

Based on the comic book series of the same name, RESIDENT ALIEN is a one-hour dramedy series that follows Harry, an alien that crash lands on Earth and passes himself off as a small-town human doctor in Patience, Colorado. Arriving with a secret mission to kill all humans, Harry starts off living a simple life... but things get a bit rocky when he's roped into solving a local murder and realizes he needs to assimilate into his new world. As he does so, he begins to wrestle with the moral dilemma of his mission and asking the big life questions like: "Are human beings worth saving?" and "Why do they fold their pizza before eating it?"

The sophomore season of RESIDENT ALIEN premieres on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 9pm ET/PT on Syfy, with a simulcast on USA Network. New episodes debut weekly on Wednesdays at 9pm through its mid-season finale on March 16. Additional Season 2 episodes then debut in Summer 2022. In the new season, Harry is once again stranded on Earth where he must confront the consequences of having failed his people's mission to destroy the human race. On his new quest to protect the people of Earth, Harry struggles to hold on to his alien identity as his human emotions grow stronger by the day. In an adventure that takes Harry and Asta all the way to New York City, Asta brings Harry into the arms of someone he can call family. While back in Patience, Sheriff Mike and Deputy Liv find themselves closer to unraveling the mystery of Sam Hodges's murder. On Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 10pm ET/PT, Syfy premieres the second half of RESIDENT ALIEN's second season, with a simulcast on USA Network. In the summer premiere, "Autopsy," Asta is overwhelmed with guilt after she, Harry, and D'arcy get rid of the dead body.
On Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 10pm ET/PT, Syfy premiered "I Believe in Aliens," the Season 2 finale of RESIDENT ALIEN. Harry comes face to face with his greatest enemy and makes a choice that may affect Earth forever.

Two months earlier -- on Thursday, July 21 -- Syfy announced that RESIDENT ALIEN was renewed for a third season, which will begin filming in January 2023.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Universal Content Productions (UCP)
  • In association with Amblin Television
  • In association with Dark Horse Entertainment


  • - Patience, Colorado USA

Births, Deaths & Weddings

  • March 9, 2022: Lisa Casper dies
  • September 21, 2022: Peter Bach dies