Alan Tudyk’s goofy alien is humanity’s only hope in Resident Alien S2 trailer

Alan Tudyk returns as an alien that crashes to Earth in SYFY season two Foreign resident.

An alien (Alan Tudyk) disguised as a small town doctor must figure out how to save his new human friends from an army of invading alien comrades in the trailer for season two of Foreign resident, SYFY’s critically acclaimed dramatic comedy based on the Dark Horse comics created by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse. This serial jewel easily made our list of best tv shows from 2021.

(Some spoilers for S1 below.)

As I wrote previously, Tudyk’s alien (with an unpronounceable name) takes on the identity (and form) of small town doctor Harry Vanderspiegle, and is quickly embarked on a local murder investigation. Harry’s mission is to wipe out the human race for the good of the planet, but his resolve falters as he spends time in the small town of Patience, Colorado.

Harry is assisted by Asta Twelvetrees (Sara Tomko), who teaches him basic social cues. He is tormented by a young boy named Max (Judah Prehn), the only person in town who can see Harry’s true form. (Harry’s attempts to kill Max to protect his alien identity are hilarious and inept, and their mutual taunts end up reluctantly relaxing.)

There’s also the very insecure town sheriff, Mike (Corey Reynolds), who insists on being called Big Black, and his long-suffering deputy, Liv (Elizabeth Bowen), who is much more competent than Mike is. think. The owner of local bar D’Arcy (Alice Wetterlund) is a former Olympic skier who returned home after a career-ending injury. She and promiscuous Julia (Jenna Lamia), who owns the bowling alley, compete (to no avail) for Harry’s romantic attentions. And of course there are government agents who know an alien spaceship has landed somewhere and are looking for Harry as well.

An alien in New York
Enlarge / An alien in New York

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In the final episodes of S1, Asta discovered Harry’s secret when he was too injured to keep his human disguise. (He was injured while trying to retrieve his apocalyptic device that kills humans.) She saved his life, and in the season finale he returned the favor, saving Asta and Max from government agents. Asta convinced him not to kill humanity, and he flew off in his repaired spaceship to dispose of the device in space, only to find that Max had stowed away on board.

The S2 trailer opens with Harry waking up in the hospital, having suffered a severe head trauma, no doubt the result of what happened with the device on board his spaceship. When the doctor asks him who he is, he replies, “I’m an alien. I’m here to kill everyone.” This is technically a true statement, but not likely to be well accepted by the doctor. Soon he returns to Patience and is greeted with a surprise party from the townspeople, to which he responds with his usual lack of social finesse.

Enlarge / “You saved my life! Like, you’re my guy!”

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Harry struggles with the fact that he is becoming more human, maybe a little too human. Case in point: he saved Max’s life and now Max insists they are best friends. Harry tries to telepathically confer with his friend the octopus in a restaurant aquarium (voiced by Nathan Fillion); they appear to be related species. Since Harry failed to kill the humans, says the octopus, his alien companions will send others to do the work for him. This would include killing Asta, who Harry now considers a friend. (“You’re the only one stopping this alien from getting us out,” Asta’s father tells him.) When she finds out that reinforcements are arriving, Asta urges Harry to do something to prevent the massacre. “You are an alien. Call home! “

Mike and Liv are still on duty, and he’s just as dismissive as ever about his theory that their memories have been somehow erased and that they may have seen a UFO. Plus, it looks like Harry and his friends will be leaving Patience and heading to New York at some point, and we’ll have yet another delightful appearance from Linda Hamilton as General McCallister, who once saw a UFO when he saw him. was a child and who hunted. proof that extraterrestrials have been around ever since.

Foreign resident S2 debuts on SYFY on January 26, 2022.

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