"Resident Alien": No Worries! Alan Tudyk's Dr. Vanderspeigle's a Doctor – Not an Alien! Wait a Minute. Strike That. Reverse It. [TEASER]

Doom Patrol's Alan Tudyk has gone from literally playing a "Nobody" to a definite somebody (or would it be a something?) – a "somebody" with a secret. The Firefly alum stars in SYFY's comedy-drama adaptation of Dark Horse Comics series Resident Alien, co-created by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse, that's set to premiere this summer.

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RESIDENT ALIEN — "Pilot" Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Corey Reynolds as Sheriff Mike Thompson, Sara Tomko as Asta Twelvetrees, Alan Tudyk as Harry Vanderspeigle — (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)

Resident Alien is a twisted fish-out-of-water story that follows a crash-landed alien named Harry (Tudyk) who, after taking on the identity of a small-town Colorado doctor, slowly starts wrestling with that nasty "moral dilemma" created by his secret mission on Earth. Guess it might be kinda' tough to take over a planet and subjugate its people when you actually start… feeling for them – as you're about to see in the following post-Television Critics Association's (TCA) teaser:

Based on the Dark Horse comic, SYFY's "Resident Alien" follows Harry, an alien played by Alan Tudyk ("Rogue One," "Firefly") that crash lands on Earth and passes himself off as a small-town human doctor. 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 secret mission and asking the big life questions like: "Are human beings worth saving?" and "Why do they fold their pizza before eating it?"

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RESIDENT ALIEN — "Pilot" Episode 101 — Pictured: Alan Tudyk as Harry Vanderspeigle — (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)

From UCP, in association with Amblin TV and Dark Horse Entertainment, "Resident Alien" was adapted to television by executive producer Chris Sheridan ("Family Guy"). Mike Richardson ("Hellboy") and Keith Goldberg ("The Legend of Tarzan") of Dark Horse Entertainment ("The Umbrella Academy"), and Justin Falvey ("The Americans") and Darryl Frank ("The Americans") of Amblin TV also executive produce. David Dobkin ("Wedding Crashers") executive produced and directed the pilot. "Resident Alien" also stars Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund and Levi Fiehler.

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RESIDENT ALIEN — "Pilot" Episode 101 — Pictured: Alan Tudyk as Alien Harry — (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)

SYFY's Resident Alien stars Alan Tudyk, Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund, and Levi Fiehler. Executive producers include Chris Sheridan, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Robert Duncan McNeill, and David Dobkin; with Robert Petrovicz, Christian Taylor, and Nastarian Dibai serving as co-executive producers. Njeri Brown produces, with Robert Duncan McNeill, Jay Chandrasekhar, Jennifer Phang, and Shannon Kohli directing. Universal Content Productions (UCP) produces, in association with Amblin TV and Dark Horse Entertainment.

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RESIDENT ALIEN — "Pilot" Episode 101 — Pictured: (l-r) Alan Tudyk as Harry Vanderspeigle and Sara Tomko as Asta Twelvetrees — (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)

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Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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