Syfy Orders 'Resident Alien' Pilot

Resident Alien
(Image credit: Steve Parkhouse/Dark Horse Comics)

Syfy has ordered a pilot for a prospective adaptation of Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse's "Resident Alien," according to Deadline. The series being produced by Dark Horse Comics' entertainment division, along with Universal Cable Productions and Amblin TV.

"A stranded alien seeks refuge in the small town of Patience, USA, where he hides undercover as a retired doctor," reads Dark Horse's description of the series. "All the alien wants is to be left alone until he’s rescued. However, when the town’s real doctor dies, 'Dr. Harry' is pulled into medical service - and finds himself smack dab in the middle of a murder mystery!"

"Family Guy's" Chris Sheridan is writing the "Resident Alien" pilot script.

Syfy currently airs three shows based on comic books ("Krypton," "Wynonna Earp," "Happy!"), with plans for five more ("Deadly Class," "Five Ghosts," "Letter 44," "Roche Limit," "The Woods").

Originally published on Newsarama.

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