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Resident Alien returns to Ladysmith for filming in early October

Ladysmith is in British Columbia, Canada and is standing in for Patience, Colorado.

Resident Alien had a January 2020 filming session in Ladysmith and planned to return in March which was cancelled because of COVID-19 lock down measures. Filming resumes from Oct. 1 to Oct. 8 using the new COVID-19 safety protocols.

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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?"

In the following look at the pilot episode, see the backstory on how an alien who crash-lands on Earth ends up hiding in plain sight among the locals:

 

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Someone wants to make sure that you see the Pilot.  In my area it is running and rerunning on SciFi, Bravo, and USA until February 10.

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There is a long behind the scenes video about the show that is really fascinating in case someone is interested.

Alan Tudyk (the actor playing the main character) says that each time he has to put on the alien mask, it takes hours just to put it on him because they glue it on and then paint it.

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7 hours ago, Harvey said:

Alan Tudyk (the actor playing the main character) says that each time he has to put on the alien mask, it takes hours just to put it on him because they glue it on and then paint it.

I was surprised that it was him playing the alien, it could save so much time if he let someone else do that part.

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Here are the spoilers about season 2 for those interested.
 

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  • S2 will explore dead Harry and why he killed the town doctor
  • The show creator doesn't yet know what the alien aspect of season 2's story will be
  • Harry will continue to be socially awkward
  • Harry will bring Max back to Earth and stays there for multiple episodes (duh 😄 )
  • Liv and The Sheriff will be suspicious of Harry, they will think he has something to do with the murders around town
  • D'arcy will continue to have a good relationship with Asta's daughter and Asta will be hella jealous.
  • The high ranking government official woman will be fleshed out a lot more
  • The scientist guy and psycho girl who enjoys killing people will still be a part of the show.

 

 

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Texas Monthly: Alan Tudyk Is Ready to Be Taken Seriously
After decades of playing goofy sidekicks, the El Paso–born, Plano-bred actor finally has a leading role.

It's about Tudyk in general, but does include bits about Resident Alien. I didn't realize he's from North Texas, and I would pay money to see him play a character with his native accent dialed up to 11.

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I really miss this show. Haven't found anything to replace it during the hiatus. The clips reminded me of why.

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2 hours ago, possibilities said:

I really miss this show. Haven't found anything to replace it during the hiatus. The clips reminded me of why.

If you like musicals with comedy, Schmigadoon! on AppleTV+ is pretty good.

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I adored the kids in this show but man, that one to half a year hiatus between seasons is really going to show for them in terms of aging!! I wonder how they look now...

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Any news is good news.

Resident Alien Season 2 First Look: Is Alex Borstein Harry's Perfect Match?

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Alex Borstein will play Carlyn, Kate Hawthorne’s cousin from out of town. The “frizzy-haired, right-brained laser-physicist” has a great job working in a tech lab, though her love life is borderline non-existent. But when she rolls through Patience to visit her family and do some sightseeing, Carlyn hones in on someone strange: Harry "Alien" Vanderspeigle. She’s socially awkward, similar to Harry, and she and Harry go on a date. A very funny ad-libbed/improv date.

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Harry and Asta (Sara Tomko) will go on a journey to search for an alien from Harry's planet, which takes them all the way to New York City. Plus, the octopus alien character from Season 1 (voiced by Nathan Fillion) will also be back.

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The show was a clue on Jeopardy this week. 

"Alan Tudyk crash lands on Earth & his character assumes the form of local doctor Harry Vanderspeigle on this SYFY show"

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18 minutes ago, Ms Lark said:

Season 2 premiere date: January 26 9pm on SyFy. All the nfo you need:

https://tvline.com/2021/12/09/resident-alien-season-2-premiere-date-syfy/

😍🥰👾 I am soooo happy!

Splitting the season in 2 suggests each half is equal in episodes, which suggests 16 episodes for the whole season, or the episodes in Summer will be a smaller number. Either way, it suggests there will be more than 10 episodes for season 2

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Doesn't seem nearly as funny as the first season, but it is too early to judge. I am just glad it is coming back.

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Wow. They crammed a LOT of details and storylines into a 2.5 minute trailer. I am surprised and delighted it is returning so soon. I'm sure the season will be good they just focused on the action aspect more in the trailer. 

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Well, so the new season is 16 episodes instead of 10? Now that's what I like to hear!

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Filming in Ladysmith this week, note there is what could be a mild spoiler in the article:

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One of the evening shoots notes that the area will be "brighter than usual" which tells me even UFOs can't resist good parallel parking.

https://www.ladysmithchronicle.com/local-news/resident-alien-returns-to-film-in-ladysmith-this-week/

I'm looking forward to the drone camera shot up First Avenue from Roberts all the way to White St! That's way into the residential area!

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Saturday, July 23

San Diego Comic-Con

4:15 - 5:15 p.m. (Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom)

SYFY’s Resident Alien Invades Your Con

The cast of “Resident Alien” -- Alan Tudyk, Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund, Levi Fiehler, Elizabeth Bowen, and Judah Prehn – as well as executive producer/showrunner Chris Sheridan, come together for the first time on the same stage to answer your burning questions and give you an out-of-this-world exclusive look into the season two return on Aug. 10 on SYFY. Moderated by Ancient Aliens star and co-executive producer (and Resident Alien guest star) Giorgio A. Tsoukalos. The series is from UCP.

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