That wacky alien Harry Vanderspeigle (aka Alan Tudyk) is coming at us in early 2022! SYFY and the USA network announced today that season two of Resident Alien will premiere on SYFY and USA Network Wednesday, January 26 at 9:00 PM ET / 8:00 PM CT. That’s right, not a streaming platform, so set an alarm now!
In case watching something on a television network wasn’t confusing enough, it looks like only the premiere of season two will air on both channels. According to TVLine, all subsequent episodes will only air on SYFY. Still not overly complicated for you? The season will also be split into two parts, with part one concluding on March 16. Additional episodes still start airing in summer 2022, though we don’t have a specific date yet.
Resident Alien is based on a Dark Horse comic where an alien (Tudyk) crash lands on Earth and tries to assimilate into everyday life as small town doctor, Harry Vanderspeigle, while also trying to fulfill his secret mission to destroy humanity. Harry has a change of heart by the end of season one, however, and no longer wants to kill everyone. Here’s season two’s official synopsis, via TVLine:
On his new quest to protect the people of Earth, Harry struggles to hold on to his alien identity as his human emotions grow stronger by the day. In an adventure that takes Harry and Asta (Sara Tomko) all the way to New York City, Asta brings Harry into the arms of someone he can call family. Back in Patience, Sheriff Mike (Corey Reynolds) and Deputy Liv (Elizabeth Bowen) find themselves closer to unraveling the mystery of Sam Hodges’s murder.
Season 2 of Resident Alien premieres on January 26 on both SYFY and USA Network but then only SYFY and … well, read what I wrote above.