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Syfy's 'Alphas' pilot shooting in Toronto

Jack Bender signed on as director, executive producer

TORONTO -- NBC is to shoot its Syfy action-adventure pilot "Alphas" in Toronto.

The 90-minute pilot, executive produced by Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun for BermanBraun Television, will shoot at the Cinespace Film Studios facility.

The pilot is the third NBC project currently in Toronto as the rookie season of "Covert Affairs" and the second season of "Warehouse 13" shoot locally through August.

The Syfy pilot has Jack Bender ("Lost") as director and executive producer, working off a script from writers Zak Penn ("X-Men: The Last Stand") and Michael Karnow ("Lost").

"Alphas" portrays a team of ordinary people with superior mental skills that take the law into their own hands.