Good news for everyone looking for Syfy to redeem themselves after cancelling their highest ranking and perhaps most loved show Eureka earlier this year. The network, previously known properly as the Sci-Fi Channel (yeah, I can’t get over it), has picked up its current hit Alphas for a second 13-episode season.
The ensemble cast of Alphas is led my David Strathairn, who you may recognize from his outstanding performance in, well, everything, but specifically as Edward R. Murrow in Good Night and Good Luck a few years back. He and his team of gifted youngsters band together to fight crime using their unique powers and abilities. Without context this sounds an awful lot like X-Men, but is decidedly different in tone and execution.
When asked about the picking up the show for another season, the president of original content at Syfy, Mark Stern, had this to say about the show:
Alphas’ smart, innovative approach to a superhero franchise has clearly caught on with our audience. From the first-rate writing to the outstanding cast lead by David Strathairn, 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.
Alphas wraps up season one on October 3rd and will likely start up again around July of next year, putting on a standard Summer show cycle, so there’s plenty of time to get caught up before season 2 kicks off. Go check it out. I know I will be.