Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Syfy Renews Toronto's "Alphas"

TorontoFilm.Net reports that Syfy have renewed the Toronto-lensed "X-Men"-like TV drama "Alphas" for a second season, with an order for 13 more episodes.

"'Alphas' smart, innovative approach to a superhero franchise has clearly caught on with our audience," said Mark Stern, Syfy’s president of original content.

"From the first-rate writing to the outstanding cast lead by (Oscar nominee) David Strathairn ('Good Night, and Good Luck'), we’re very proud of what was achieved in its first season and look forward to seeing this series fulfill even more of its creative potential in a second season."

"...five people discover they have superhuman abilities, which they use to maintain justice. They are called 'Alphas'. They discover that they are not alone, and that the other individuals with those abilities aren't going to use them for good..."

Averaging 3.3 million weekly viewers, Season 1 guest stars included genre faves Lindsay Wagner ("The Bionic Woman"), Alaina Huffman ("Stargate Universe"), John Pyper-Ferguson ("Battlestar Galactica"), Summer Glau ("Firefly"), Garret Dillahunt ("Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles"), Rebecca Mader ("Lost') and Brent Spiner ("Star Trek: The Next Generation").

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Alphas"...