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Resident Alien premiere date, cast, trailer, synopsis, and more

If you’re looking for a sci-fi comedy, SYFY has your back. Resident Alien premieres in January, and here’s all you need to know about it.

There’s a new sci-fi comedy on its way. Get ready for Resident Alien coming to SYFY in January.

We’ve been waiting for news on the series since New York Comic-Con 2019. That was when we got a chance to see the pilot episode and talk to some of the cast. And we’ve had so much on hold since then because there was no premiere date.

Things have changed. Resident Alien now has a premiere date, and it’s time to find out as much as possible about it.

Resident Alien premiere date

Let’s start with the most important piece of information. When will the Resident Alien series premiere air?

It’s set for Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 10/9c only on SYFY. Well, only on SYFY in the U.S. We don’t know where it’s coming elsewhere around the world (or when).

Resident Alien Omnibus Volume 1 ($)

Resident Alien cast

Alan Tudyk plays Harry Vanderspeigle, a small-town doctor. When an alien crash lands and kills the doctor, the alien assumes his identity.

Sara Tomko is Asta Twelvetrees, a resident of the area who complicates the alien’s mission, while Corey Reynolds plays  Sheriff Mike Thompson who runs the town of Patience, Colorado. He’s more than happy to break into people’s houses when he believes they’re up to something, so our alien may want to be careful.

Alice Wetterlund plays D’arcy Bloom, a former Olympic snowboarder turned ski patrol member. Levi Fiehler plays the mayor who doesn’t want to be mayor. Ben Hawthorne ran for mayor out of college purely to pad his resume, and now he realizes he actually has to do some work.

Resident Alien trailer

SYFY has released a trailer for Resident Alien Season 1, giving us an idea of what to expect. The trailer is based on the pilot episode, so while it tells you something of how things get started, it doesn’t go into the crazy journey that is to come.

Resident Alien synopsis

So, what is this wacky show about? The sci-fi comedy is set in a small town called Patience, Colorado. When an alien crash lands and assumes the identity of a doctor, he thinks he’ll get to just enjoy a quiet life. However, a grisly murder in the local town pulls him onto the case.

This alien has absolutely no social skills at all. He doesn’t understand the way of human life. In fact, he has a secret mission to kill all humans. So when he starts to potentially fall for one of them, he has a difficult dilemma.

Could humans be worth saving? That’s a question for the series.

The series is based on a comic book series of the same name ($) by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse.

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Resident Alien premieres on Jan. 27 at 10/9c on SYFY.