SYFY’s comedy-drama series Resident Alien has been a hit with fans of the graphic novel, and newcomers to the series as well, sitting pretty on Rotten Tomatoes at 93% as of writing this. Corey Reynolds (Selma, Straight Outta Compton), who plays Sheriff Mike Thompson in the series, said that the personalities of fellow castmates Alan Tudyk (Devil May Care and Raya and the Last Dragon) and Sara Tomko (3022 and Sneaky Pete), and series creator Chris Sheridan (Family Guy), are what most likely led to its positive reception.
Reynolds also attributes much of his own personal successes to the work ethic he’s been able to live and act by, and remains vocal about how important representation in Hollywood is. Recently, I sat down with Reynolds to talk Resident Alien and the importance of people of color on film and television, and the continued fight for equity. You can find our conversation in full below, and be sure to tune-in to Resident Alien Wednesdays at 10/9c on SYFY.