Resident Alien Season 3 renewed at Syfy

Resident Alien Season 3 Renewed At Syfy
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Is Resident Alien returning for another season? Continue reading to find out more about Resident Alien Season 3.

Resident Alien is an American science fiction mystery comedy-drama television series created by Chris Sheridan, based on the comic book of the same title by Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse. For the first season, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported a “certified fresh” approval rating of 94% based on 31 critic reviews, with an average rating of 7.79/10. The website’s critics’ consensus reads, “Resident Alien takes a minute to settle into its skin, but once it does it finds fresh humor in a familiar framework and proves a perfect showcase for Alan Tudyk’s singular comedic skills.”

Resident Alien Season 3 Renewed At Syfy

Based on 15 critic reviews, Metacritic gave the first season a weighted average score of 70 out of 100, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” This easily states that the series has been well received by the viewers and the critics. Hence, it was easy for the network to continue and expand this franchise. To help you prepare before streaming the new season, we’ve put up a quick summary of everything about Resident Alien Season 3.

Resident Alien Season 3 Renewed At Syfy

Will there be a third season of Resident Alien?

Yes, it’s official that the Syfy network has renewed Resident Alien for a third season in July 2022, which will consist of 12 episodes. The renewal updates come before the release of the second half of Resident Alien Season 2, which is set to premiere on August 10, 2022. The news was also confirmed on the official Twitter handle of the show, quoting, “ICYMI – @ResidentAlien will be coming BACK for Season 3!” Take a look at the post below:

Why did the Syfy network renew Resident Alien for Season 3?

According to the official Syfy press release, the series from UCP ranks among this year’s top 15 most-watched cable series and top 5 most-watched cable dramas, averaging 2.3 million viewers in L+7. Across all airings, it has reached nearly 11 million viewers and just recently received a nomination in the Hollywood Critics Association’s “Best Comedy Series” category. Resident Alien was adapted to television by executive producer Chris Sheridan. Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg of Dark Horse Entertainment, Justin Falvey, and Darryl Frank of Amblin TV also executive produce.

Resident Alien Season 3 Renewed At Syfy

Resident Alien Season 3 Potential Release Date and Plot

The exact release date of Resident Alien Season 3 is yet to be confirmed by the Syfy network as of July 22, 2022, because the series was renewed just a few hours ago. But on the bright side, the next season is confirmed to have 12 episodes, and it is speculated that the production will begin in a scheduled manner like the last two seasons. So, the fans seem to be assured that the upcoming season is not delayed and will be released sooner than they anticipated, as the renewal announcement was made by the network on time.

If we were to guess, we’d say the release date would be between early 2023. Based on the previous season’s release date pattern, the series’ rollout most likely, begins sometime around January 2023. Furthermore, we would want to emphasize that this is all guesswork at this time. As a result, the Syfy network will publish and confirm the official release dates in the following months, which fans should keep an eye on.

Resident Alien Season 3 Renewed At Syfy

Since the network has not yet broadcast the second part of the second season, we are unable to predict the specific plotlines because we are unsure of how season two will end. However, it’s been predicted that the upcoming season would pick up any cliffhangers and subplots and jump directly into this realm, offering viewers something new to consider as opposed to the usual themes.

People have been drawn to watch the series when it airs on television or through a streaming service because many of the episodes have garnered positive reviews from viewers. It will be intriguing to see how they respond to the increased strain and add a fresh element to the series. 

Resident Alien Season 3 Renewed At Syfy

Resident Alien Season 2 Part 2: What to expect?

When asked about the theme of Season 2, Sheridan told Deadline, “I think the journey in Season 2 is sort of extending that humanity to people outside of Asta – learning empathy and trying to realize that maybe there are other people in this world who he can maybe care about as well in addition to Asta. It definitely continues into the second season, it’s going to be a slow burn – we don’t want to do it too quickly where suddenly he’s caring about everybody.”

Moreover, in season 2, Harry is once more stranded on Earth in season two, where he must deal with the repercussions of having failed his people’s objective to wipe off the human race. After the unexpected move Asta (Sara Tomko) made to save Harry’s life, the second half of Season 2 picks up right after.

Resident Alien Season 3 Renewed At Syfy

They must deal with the emotional aftereffects of the previous evening while also looking for the alien infant, which results in major epiphanies for each of them. While D’arcy (Alice Wetterlund) faces the challenge of a lifetime, Ben (Levi Fiehler) and Kate (Meredith Garrettson) try to sell Patience on a new resort, and Sheriff Mike (Corey Reynolds) and Deputy Liv (Elizabeth Bowen) investigate a significant case. Judah Prehn is a series regular as well. 

The second half of the season, which is set to premiere on August 10, 2022, will be credited as the 9th episode of the 16-episode season. The episode’s official title has been revealed as “Autopsy.” The episode is written by Cherry Chevapravatdumrong and is anticipated to last between 43 and 46 minutes. The plot of the episode is expected to pick up from the last episode of part one.

Take a look at the official trailer below: 

Resident Alien Season 2 Part 1: What happened in the 8th episode?

On March 16, 2022, Resident Alien Season 2 Part 1 Episode 8, Alien Dinner Party, was released. The episode was directed by Claudia Yarmy and written by Chris Sheridan. It is estimated to be viewed by 1.10 million US viewers. In the final episode, the viewers got to see that when a sharpshooter who blinks like an alien kills David, General McCallister escapes after confronting David about his component of the alien survival kit. Shortly after returning home to a surprise celebration, Harry places the sack with the alien egg in his bunker.

Asta tries to get rid of the house visitors after Harry tells her that an alien baby eats any high-calorie meal it can find after hatching, even people. However, Harry keeps the party going by promising pie. When Harry checks on the egg in the basement, he finds that it has already hatched, and the alien child is gone. In the restroom, D’Arcy assists Kate with a pregnancy test.

Resident Alien Season 3 Renewed At Syfy

Later, D’Arcy says she went rock climbing with Ben; Mike reveals that she kissed Ben when Ben confesses to planning to establish a ski resort in Patience to increase tourism. Kate informs Ben that she is pregnant after becoming enraged with Ben for failing to let her know that he spent time with D’Arcy while she was away. Asta is turning 18 soon, and Jay wants to celebrate with her.

When Asta enters the cabin’s bathroom, she finds the alien infant in the toilet, which has already fled out the window. As Nurse Ellen struggles to care for them, Max and Sahar flee to inform Harry that the authorities are looking for him. When they get to Harry’s residence, they see the alien infant devour a raccoon. Harry rushes outdoors to look for the baby alien after Asta tells him that it fled out the window. Liv’s memories start to come back as she hears the infant chitter.

Resident Alien Season 3 Renewed At Syfy

The infant establishes a psychic connection with Harry and shows him a vision of Goliath, who tells him that their civilization does not seek to exterminate humans but rather desires to thwart the plans of another extraterrestrial species to take Earth. The psychic link is broken while the alien infant dives into the lake when a strange man who gave the previous Harry the order to kill Dr. Hodges shows up and shoots the current Harry. Asta uses one of Harry’s weapons to shoot the man.

Check out Sheridan’s official interview with Collider, where he discusses writing with a budget in mind, how Season 2 is 16 episodes long, and the eighth episode ends in a mini finale, and how any plans a writer has will always change, so they need to be able to adapt and lean into what works if he’s started thinking about Season 3, and more.

Resident Alien Creator Chris Sheridan on Writing Season 2 and How Episode 8 is a Mini-Finale

Resident Alien Cast and Crew

Resident Alien casts Alan Tudyk as the alien/Harry, Sara Tomko as Asta Twelvetrees, Corey Reynolds as Mike Thompson, Alice Wetterlund as D’Arcy Bloom, Levi Fiehler as Ben Hawthorne, Judah Prehn as Max Hawthorne, and Elizabeth Bowen as Liv Baker, in recurring roles.

From UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, in association with Amblin TV and Dark Horse Entertainment, Resident Alien was adapted to television by executive producer Chris Sheridan. Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg of Dark Horse Entertainment, Justin Falvey, and Darryl Frank of Amblin TV also executive produce.

Resident Alien Season 3 Renewed At Syfy

Resident Alien Official Synopsis

According to the Syfy website, the official synopsis states, “An alien crash lands on Earth and must pass himself off as small-town human doctor Harry Vanderspeigle. Arriving with a secret mission to kill all humans, 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.” 

Resident Alien Season 3 Renewed At Syfy

Catch up on the previous seasons while you wait for more Resident Alien Season 3 updates.