"Resident Alien": SYFY Lands Elizabeth Bowen for Key Recurring Role

SYFY's comedy-drama adaptation of Dark Horse Comics series Resident Alien is welcoming a new face to the series' universe, with Elizabeth Bowen (Upload, Woke) set for a key recurring role. Based on the Dark Horse Comics series by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse and adapted for television by Chris Sheridan (Family Guy), the series is set for a Summer 2020 debut.

Bowen will star opposite Alan Tudyk, Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund, and Levi Fiehler. Last month, it was announced that Linda Hamilton, Mandell Maughan, and Alex Barima were also set for recurring roles

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● Bowen's Liv Baker is the town's laid back and distracted deputy sheriff who occasionally questions the logic of her superior, Sheriff Mike (Reynolds).

● Hamilton's General McCallister is a high-ranking general who seemingly plays by the rules and runs a tight ship but secretly oversees a covert operation looking for aliens.

● Maughan's Lisa Casper may look soft and innocent, but she's a high-strung badass. General McCallister dispatches her to find the mysterious alien.

● Barima's David Logan was recently was dismissed from the military. General McCallister also enlists David to search for the mysterious alien.

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RESIDENT ALIEN — "Pilot" Episode 101 — Pictured: Alan Tudyk as Harry Vanderspeigle — (Photo by: James Dittinger/SYFY)

Based on the Dark Horse comic, SYFY's "Resident Alien" follows Harry, an alien played by Alan Tudyk ("Rogue One," "Firefly") that crash lands on Earth and passes himself off as a small-town human doctor. Harry starts off living a simple life… but things get a bit rocky when he's roped into solving a local murder and realizes he needs to assimilate into his new world. As he does so, he begins to wrestle with the moral dilemma of his secret mission and asking the big life questions like: "Are human beings worth saving?" and "Why do they fold their pizza before eating it?"

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SYFY's Resident Alien stars Tudyk, as well as Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund, and Levi Fiehler. Executive producers include Chris Sheridan, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Robert Duncan McNeill, and David Dobkin; with Robert Petrovicz, Christian Taylor, and Nastarian Dibai serving as co-executive producers. Njeri Brown produces, with Robert Duncan McNeill, Jay Chandrasekhar, Jennifer Phang, and Shannon Kohli directing.

Universal Content Productions (UCP) produces, in association with Amblin TV and Dark Horse Entertainment.

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Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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