SyFy announced its first pilot order from the 2018 development slate with Resident Alien. The drama is based on the Dark Horse Comics series of the same name from Peter Horgan and Steve Parkhouse.
Adapted for television from Chris Sheridan, Resident Alien 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?"
Sheridan will executive produce with Dark Horse Entertainment's Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg, along with Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin TV.
Other SyFy comic-based shows include Krypton, Happy!, and Deadly Class.