12:28pm PT by Philiana Ng
Syfy Renews 'Alphas'
Syfy has committed to a second season of Alphas.
The network has ordered 13 episodes to premiere some time in 2012. The series has been performing well in its Monday time slot in its rookie season, averaging 3.3 million total viewers when Live+7 data is included.
Alphas, starring David Strathairn, revolves around a group of ordinary people who have unique neurological conditions that allow them to have extraordinary physical abilities.
“Alphas’ smart, innovative approach to a superhero franchise has clearly caught on with our audience,” said Mark Stern, president of original content at Syfy and co-head of original content of Universal Cable Productions. “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.”
Created by Zak Penn and Michael Karnow, Alphas is from Universal Cable Productions and BermanBraun Television.
Syfy has already renewed Warehouse 13 and decided not to move forward with a sixth season of Eureka.