Season 1, the stakes were high. Season 2, they're really high again. Just because I don't destroy the Earth doesn't mean somebody else isn't going to destroy the Earth maybe.Alan Tudyk regarding Season 2
Season 2 of the television series Resident Alien was announced on March 17, 2021. The new season is set to premiere in two parts. The first part premiered on January 26, 2022 and will end on March 16, with the second part releasing on a currently unspecified date in the summer.
On October 8, 2021, Syfy released a summary of the first season along with a look at footage from the upcoming season. Alan Tudyk describes the season as "aliener," saying that viewers will get to see some really funny stuff. Elizabeth Bowen stated that viewers would be seeing more of the women (Asta Twelvetrees, D'Arcy Bloom, Kate Hawthorne and Liv Baker) together and exploring their friendship. Judah Prehn, actor of Max Hawthorne, indicates that antagonism between his character and the Harry Vanderspeigle alien will continue. The characters of Lisa Casper and General McCallister will both return.
Showrunner and series creator Chris Sheridan stated Season 2 is different from the first season in that it is set in summer and will feature an escalation of Harry's journey towards becoming human. According to Alan Tudyk, every character from the first season is in the second, but doing more. Additionally, a Syfy exclusive video promo for the season hints at the presence of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as a guest star.
He's humanity's only hope. We're screwed.Tagline
On his new quest to protect the people of Earth, Harry struggles to hold on to his alien identity as his human emotions grow stronger by the day. In an adventure that takes Harry and Asta (Sara Tomko) all the way to New York City, Asta brings Harry into the arms of someone he can call family. Back in Patience, Sheriff Mike (Corey Reynolds) and Deputy Liv (Elizabeth Bowen) find themselves closer to unraveling the mystery of Sam Hodges's murder.
Cast and characters
The starring cast has returned:
- Alan Tudyk as Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle
- Sara Tomko as Asta Twelvetrees
- Corey Reynolds as Sheriff Mike Thompson
- Alice Wetterlund as D'Arcy Bloom
- Levi Fiehler as Mayor Ben Hawthorne
- Judah Prehn as Max Hawthorne
- Elizabeth Bowen as Deputy Liv Baker (credited as a guest star in Season 1)
The following guest stars have also been confirmed to appear or return:
- Nathan Fillion as Octopus - an octopus in a tank at a Chinese restaurant that Vanderspeigle previously spoke with telepathically.
- Meredith Garretson as Kate Hawthorne
- Alex Borstein as Carlyn - Kate Hawthorne's cousin from out-of-town. Described as a frizzy-haired, right-brained laser-physicist, she is socially awkward and is immediately attracted to Harry Vanderspeigle, ultimately going on a date with him.
- Linda Hamilton as General McCallister
- Mandell Maughan as Lisa Casper
Behind the scenes
- Syfy released via its website Syfy Wire a list of things hoped for the second season. Among these were a look at the alien Harry Vanderspeigle's homeworld and more time spent with the characters of Asta Twelvetrees and her daughter, Jay.
- On July 29, 2021, the cast had their first table read for season 2.
- Series creator Chris Sheridan described watching Alex Borstein and Alan Tudyk perform together as "magical" and suggested Borstein's character may appear again.
- Taglines for the second season include "Guess who's back for seconds," "He's humanity's only hope. We're screwed." and "He's back. We're doomed."
- "Resident Alien Season 2 to Premiere in January, Will Be Split in Two Parts" by Nick Caruso. December 9, 2021
- Variety: ‘Resident Alien’ Renewed for Season 2 at Syfy by Joe Otterson. March 17, 2021.
- Hugs, Hijinks and Harry... by Caltlin Busch. December 9, 2021.
- TV Line - "Resident Alien Season 2 First Look: Is Alex Borstein Harry's Perfect Match?" by Nick Caruso. September 27, 2021.
- Syfy Wire: 5 Things We Desperately Need to See in Resident Alien Season 2 by Phil Pirrello. April 9, 2021.
- Tweet by actress Elizabeth Bowen: We had the first official table read of S2 today and I think I can safely say that we’re all PRETTY FRICKIN’ EXCITED to get to work ok. July 29, 2021.