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SYFY WIRE Resident Alien

Hasta la vista, alien scum! Get a first look at Linda Hamilton as a calculating general in SYFY's Resident Alien

By Josh Weiss
Linda Hamilton Resident Alien

Linda Hamilton may be finished with dispatching killer robots from the future, but her gig as a professional alien hunter is just getting started.

Thanks to Access Hollywood, we have our first look at the actress as the calculating General McCallister in SYFY's Resident Alien TV show. A high-ranking member of the military, McCallister is determined to smoke out the extra-terrestrial that is now living in Patience, Colorado under the name — and skin — of Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle (Alan Tudyk).

In this never-before-seen clip, Hamilton commands the screen as her character chews out underling David Logan (Alex Barima) for believing in life beyond Earth. As we learned in early 2020, McCallister eventually dispatches Logan and Lisa Casper (Mandell Maughan) to find the alien.

Watch below:

Created by Family Guy veteran Chris Sheridan, Resident Alien is based on the Dark Horse comic book of the same name by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhoise. Sara Tomko ("Asta Twelvetrees"), Corey Reynolds ("Sheriff Mike Thompson"), Alice Wetterlund ("D'Arcy Bloom"), and Levi Fiehler ("Mayor Ben Hawthorne") round out the rest of the cast.

Head below for more images of Hamilton in full army garb; trust us, you don't want to cross her:

Resident Alien Linda Hamilton
Resident Alien Linda Hamilton
Resident Alien Linda Hamilton
Resident Alien Linda Hamilton

"Right from minute one, Dark Horse thought this thing had legs," Hogan recently told SYFY WIRE. "That it could make it on TV or as a movie. So they were trying from day one to find a home for this in Hollywood." That led to nearly a decade of frustrating stops and starts in which Hogan would think the project was close to happening ... only for it to fall apart.

Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg serve as executive producers on behalf of Dark Horse Entertainment while Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank are attached as EPs for Amblin TV (the small-screen arm of Steven Spielberg's production company). David Dobkin (Wedding Crashers) executive-produced and directed the pilot. 

Resident Alien comes in for a crash landing Wednesday, Jan. 27 on SYFY. Here's a nifty guide on how to check out the new series.