Northern Exposure meets The X-Files.
SyFy’s alien-passes-himself-off-as-small-town-doctor series Resident Alien premieres tonight.
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Based on the Dark Horse comic, SyFy’s Resident Alien follows Harry, an alien played by Alan Tudyk (Doom Patrol, Rogue One, Firefly) that crash lands on Earth and passes himself off as a small-town human doctor. 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?”
Cast: Alan Tudyk, Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund and Levi Fiehler.
What’s it about?
Harry Vanderspeigle (Alan Tudyk) is a crash-landed alien who disguises himself as a doctor in the Colorado small town of Patience.
Resident Alien filmed all over Vancouver last Fall and Winter, before the Covid pandemic abruptly shut down film & TV production worldwide.
It restarted production this past summer with Covid-19 security protocols and wrapped this Fall.
Restart filming dates: September 10th to October 14th.
Harry’s cabin filmed at Minaty Bay on the Sea to Sky Highway.
Canadian Motion Picture Park’s Main Street set in south Burnaby as Patience, Colorado with CGI-ed snowy mountains.
Ladysmith on Vancouver Island as Patience, Colorado.
As alien self.
Corey Reynolds as Sheriff Mike Thompson, Sara Tomko as Asta Twelvetrees, Alan Tudyk as Harry Vanderspeigle.
Alan Tudyk as Harry Vanderspeigle and Sara Tomko as Asta Twelvetrees.
The pilot filmed here in 2018.
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