Peter Hogan And Steve Parkhouse’s Resident Alien Picked Up For Pilot By Syfy

by Hannah Means Shannon

The SyFy Channel has announced that the Dark Horse Comics series Resident Alien has been picked up for a pilot.
This creator-owned series by Peter Hogan (Tom Strong) and Steve Parkhouse, has been running at Dark Horse for several years, and attracted critical acclaim for its interesting premise–an alien stranded on earth and trying to fit in as a small town doctor can be seen as alien by the reader but not by the humans he interacts with. He also has a surprising mission on his mind.

From Universal Cable Productions, the series will be adapted to television by executive producer Chris Sheridan (“Family Guy”). Mike Richardson (“The Mask”) and Keith Goldberg (“The Legend of Tarzan”) of Dark Horse Entertainment, and Justin Falvey (“The Americans”) and Darryl Frank (“The Americans”) of Amblin TV will also executive produce.
Dark Horse describes Resident Alien as:

…a dark, twisted and comedic fish-out-of-water story that 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?

Syfy have been making a number of comics-related announcements about their 2018 slate lately, including developing Deadly Class from Image Comics.

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