Resident Alien to Move to USA for Fourth Season


The kooky SYFY series Resident Alien, which stars Alan Tudyk as an alien who takes over the persona of a guy named Harry Vanderspeigle, has gained a loyal following over its first three seasons.

The series’ third season premiered this February on SYFY and Peacock, and according to Deadline, the show will have a season four, albeit on a different network.

That network is USA, which—like SYFY and Peacock—is owned by NBCUniversal.  The move, according to Deadline, was the only way Resident Alien would get a fourth season and will also mean that the show will have a lower budget than it enjoyed at SYFY. The trade also suggests that the parent company’s decision to move the show was in part done to expose it to a broader audience.

And what will that broader audience see? Here’s the official synopsis for the show:

Based on the Dark Horse comics, SYFY’s Resident Alien follows a crash-landed alien named Harry (Alan Tudyk) whose secret mission is to kill all humans. In Season Three, Harry is vowing to work with General McCallister (Linda Hamilton) to rid the Earth of the Grey aliens—a task made more difficult when he discovers that the Grey Hybrid Joseph (Enver Gjokaj) has taken a job in town as the new Deputy. Joseph isn’t Harry’s only obstacle—Harry struggles to balance business and his personal life when he falls in love for the first time. Meanwhile, Asta (Sara Tomko) and D’arcy (Alice Wetterlund) move in together and struggle to discover their purpose in the world, Sheriff Mike (Corey Reynolds) and Deputy Liv (Elizabeth Bowen) continue their quest to find out who killed the Alien Tracker, and Ben (Levi Fiehler) and Kate (Meredith Garretson) are forced to deal with the subconscious repercussions of their alien abductions.

The show was adapted for television by Chris Sheridan, who will continue to showrun over at USA. The move means that the only original scripted series left at SYFY are Reginald the Vampire, SurrealEstate, and The Ark. Chucky is currently “owned” by both SYFY and USA. There’s no news yet on whether the horror comedy will get another season and, if so, where it will find a home under the NBCU umbrella.

We don’t have details yet on when we’ll see season four of Resident Alien on USA. While we wait for more news, you can watch all three seasons of Resident Alien on Peacock or catch the first two seasons on Netflix. icon-paragraph-end



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