The Syfy network announced that it has ordered an adaptation of Dark Horse’s Resident Alien to pilot. The series will be produced by Universal Cable Productions and executive produced by Chris Sheridan. Resident Alien is a comic book series that has been published by Dark Horse Comics in installments of four-issue since 2013. Four miniseries are complete, and a fifth began in April 2018.
Based on a premise that sounds like it borrowed a page from John Carpenter’s Starman (1984), the series is based on comics created by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse. Resident Alien is a darky satirical tale that follows an alien who crash-lands on Earth. The alien adopts the identity of Harry Vanderspeigle, an elderly doctor who dies in a car crash. Using his psychic powers, Harry the alien can make everyone see him as human.
When Harry uses his assumed identity to retire to a remote cabin, he does so with the goal staying as far away from humans as possible. However, he is pulled out of his retirement when the doctor in a nearby town is murdered, forcing Harry to adopt the role as town doctor and, perhaps, solve the murder. A government agency is also hunting Harry while all of this is happening, and he passes his time solving murders and other mysteries.
No further details like casting and when we can expect to see the show are available at this time.