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Welcome back to Earth, Mr. Tudyk! Watch the After Show for Resident Alien's Season 2 premiere

Take a deep octopus dive into Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle's triumphant return to SYFY!

By Josh Weiss
The Resident Alien After Show – Episode 201

Patience, Colorado welcomed audiences back with open arms earlier this evening with the Season 2 premiere of Resident Alien on SYFY. Harry (Alan Tudyk) is stranded back on Earth, and if that wasn't bad enough, he's now the prime suspect in a murder investigation headed up by Sherriff Mike (Corey Reynolds) and Deputy Liv Baker (Elizabeth Bowen). And let's think... what else happened? Oh yeah... odds are good that someone else from his planet will be sent to Earth to finish his mission of wiping out humanity.

How to Watch

Watch Resident Alien on SYFY and Peacock.

Good times! Luckily, the season opener ended on a more light-hearted note with the good doctor breaking his octopus cousin (voiced by Mr. Tudyk's fellow Firefly alum, Nathan Fillion) out of his saltwater tank at the local sushi restaurant. It's the little things... or should we say tentacles? There's so much to unpack from this first episode, which means it's time to throw the conversation over to Jackie Jennings and Juan Cadavid, co-hosts of the official Resident Alien After Show!

In the very first installment, Jackie and Juan break down Harry's second crash-landing with series producers Keith Goldberg and Mike Richardson. The latter is the founder of Dark Horse, which publishes the Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse comic upon which the show is based.

"There's this transition when it goes into Season 2 after Season 1 went well where we've become fans a little bit more," Goldberg says. "We're still reading every outline and we're still reading every script, but reading it more as enjoyment and hearing the characters' voices as opposed to trying to make sure that everything's gonna work. Because at this point ... after what [showrunner Chris Sheridan] and the whole team did on Season 1, we have a fair amount of confidence on their ability to execute. And then it just becomes fun."

"A series has different demands than a comic book," Richardson adds. "A comic book is a really personal thing where one writer gets to sit down and write his vision for a story. But a production is a lot of people weighing in: the studio, your writing team, head writer. There's just a lot of input that comes in. It's a very different thing, so it does change."

The first episode of Resident Alien Season 2 is now available to stream on the SYFY app. New episodes will arrive on Peacock the day after they air.