May 15, 2013
Release date [US/Canada] July 16, 2013
Alphas - Season 2 is coming to DVD on July 16th. Apparently it has already been released in some form but till July 16 it's not available to everyone. Unfortunately, like with it's first season, there won't be a blu-ray release and probably won't be in the future. No word yet about the extras and the subtitles but like season 1 it probably will have English subs. As soon as I know more you can read it here.
January 17, 2013
Sad news for fans of Syfy’s`Alphas. The show has been cancelled after two seasons and 24 episodes. Dedicated viewers have been waiting patiently to hear about the show’s fate since the second season ended in October. Three of the show’s actors — Ryan Cartwright, Azita Ghanizada and Warren Christie — broke the cancellation news via Twitter. Alphas saw a significant drop in its second season ratings. Year one averaged 1.85 million each week with a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic while year two brought 1.3 million with a 0.7 demo rating.
The really sucks! Really thought season 2 was really great, pity the viewers stayed away. Don't understand it because it was my feeling it was even better than it's first.
January 10, 2013
The waiting will soon be over for fans of Syfy’s Alphas TV series. At the TCA Winter Press Tour, BermanBraun co-founder Gail Berman told The Futon Critic that they expect to hear if Alphas has been cancelled or renewed this week.
The show completed its second season in October and averaged 1.3 million viewers. That’s down by 30% when compared to the first season (1.85 million). A decision is also expected on the fate of Rewind, their Syfy pilot about “a team of military field operatives and civilian scientists who must use untested technology to travel back in time to alter events and change the future.”
BermanBraun produces Alphas, NBC’s Deception, and the recently announced Camp. The company was founded in 2007 by Berman and former ABC Entertainment chairman Lloyd Braun. What do you think? Are you hoping that Alphas is renewed for a third season? Would you like to seeRewind become a weekly series?
Source: TV Series Finale
December 22, 2012
Fans of Syfy’s Alphas have been waiting patiently to find out if the TV series will be back for a third season. Apparently they’re not alone. Yesterday, actor Ryan Cartwright (autistic Gary Bell on the show) tweeted, “Wow. Won’t know about #AlphasS03 until next year.
Then, earlier today, he wrote, “Gonna assume #Alphas is cancelled. #TooLongToWait”. It seems that Cartwright might have caught some flack and tweeted, “Deleted the #Alphas tweet. Was informed that they’re still deliberating. Will reapply crossed fingers for a 3rd season. #AlphasS03”
July 29, 2012
July 25, 2012
Syfy’s Warehouse 13 returned to an audience of 2.1 million, with about a mil landing in the 18-49 sweet spot — marking gains of 31 and 23 percent versus the previous season’s finale. Likewise, Alphas (1.7 million total viewers, 725 in the 18-49 demo) surged 50 and 24 percent from its freshman closer.
Source : http://tvline.com/
July 7, 2012
Syfy’s Alphas has lined up a slew of guest stars for Season 2, including cult favorite Summer Glau, The Lord of the Rings vet Sean Astin and NCIS‘ Lauren Holly.
The sci-fi drama revolves around a secret group of normal people with extraordinary mental and physical abilities. Glau (Firefly, Dollhouse), who was previously introduced as the super-intelligent Skylar Adams, will return for three Season 2 episodes.
Astin meanwhile will appear as Roland, an Alpha with a bizarrely absorptive brain that allows him to assume the memories of others and then replay them like a tape recorder. Holly will play a senator with mysterious ties to a member of the clandestine organization.
Also on the docket for Season 2 are C. Thomas Howell (Southland) as an Alpha with super-speed abilities who has revenge on the mind and returning guest stars John Pyper-Ferguson (Caprica) and Kathleen Munroe (SGU Stargate Universe), playing “Perfect Alpha” Stanton Parish and Dr. Rosen’s (David Strathairn) empath daughter Dani, respectively.
Alphas returns Monday, July 23 at 10/9c.
Source : http://tvline.com/
June 7, 2012
In the shocking season 1 finale to Syfy’s ‘Alphas’, Rosen revealed the existence of the Alphas to the entire world. It was a true game changer after the secretive plots of the first season. So where does the series go from here? Entertainment Weekly sat down with ‘Alphas’ new showrunner Bruce Miller (who also worked on ‘Eureka’) and asked about the changes, the new character (played by Erin Way), and what we can expect from the upcoming season.
Here are a few highlights from the interview:
EW: The Alphas went public in the first season finale. How does this change the game?
Miller: The show exists very much in the real world so we tried to think what would really happen. We decided that some people would believe it and some would not. The goverment wouldn’t confirm it. Alphas would be somewhere between Area 51 and Bigfoot. And certainly Dr. Lee Rosen (David Strathairn) the hammer would come down on him for making that kind of revelation. I think he was trying to do the right thing. But the repercussions were quite strong. Rosen has been institutionalized and discredited. The team has broken up. It’s a team of misfits but they fit well together. I wanted to see their lives without the team. Some have become more much committed to each other, some have fallen quite far morally and ethically.
EW: What’s their relationship with the government like now?
Miller: The government finds they’re in a position where they don’t particularly trust Rosen and he doesn’t trust them. But this team has special skills and there are some very scary Alphas escaping into the world. They the team is brought together, not because the government wants them but because the government needs them.
EW: What else is coming in season 2?
Miller: We are definitely going to see Stan Parrish (John Pyper-Ferguson) again. We’ve got some great guest stars like Lauren Holly and C. Thomas Howell. We’re doing things you’re not going to see on any other show, like we have an episode that takes place in the Civil War. This season is fully packed.
It definitely sounds like ‘Alphas’ is in good hands with Miller and I’m excited to see the return of our resident game of super-powered misfits as they try to survive in a world that’s sure to fear them. And an episode in the Civil War? I am so on board for that!
‘Alphas’ returns to Syfy Monday, July 23rd at 10pm EST.
May 13, 2012
According to Amazon's pre-order listing, Syfy's Alphas - Season 1 will be available - generally speaking - on July 17th 2012. Universal Studios Home Entertainment hasn't formally announced the title yet, but Amazon's entry shows it has a list price of $44.98 SRP (but they're giving it a nice discount at the time of this writiing!). No other info is available yet, nor box art, but stay tuned and we'll update it as soon as we can. No news yet if there will be a Blu-Ray release, it seems there won't be a Blu-Ray release of Alphas, like Eureka and Warehouse 13.
Source : http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/
March 30, 2012
Production begins this week in Toronto on the second season of Syfy’s super-powered original drama series Alphas starring David Strathairn, Malik Yoba, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada, Ryan Cartwright and Laura Mennell. Joining the cast this season is Erin Way (Detroit 187, Private Practice) as “Kat” the newest addition to the team of quirky superhuman investigators. Alphas is produced by Universal Cable Productions and BermanBraun Television. The season will consist of 13 episodes and is slated to premiere on Syfy in July 2012.
Alphas follows a clandestine group of ordinary people whose unique neurological condition equips them with extraordinary mental and physical abilities. Led by preeminent neurologist and psychiatrist Dr. Lee Rosen (Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn) this unlikely team takes on cases the CIA, FBI and Pentagon are unwilling or unable to solve and go head-to-head with many of the criminal Alphas released from the Binghamton facility in last season’s finale episode. When the series debuted last summer, it became Syfy’s most-watched original scripted series premiere in two years. Overall the show averaged 3.3 million total viewers during its first season.
Erin Way joins the ensemble as “Kat,” a mysterious, free-spirited young loner whose Alpha ability allows her to pick up any skill at a glance. The downside to her condition, which has plagued her for her entire life, is that her memories are short-lived and her experiences fade away after a short amount of time. Becoming a member of the team provides a purpose and direction for Kat and working with Dr. Rosen may help her reclaim her lost past.
Way became familiar to television audiences playing the offbeat “Wendy Chapin-Lowmeister” on the ABC drama Detroit 187. Her previous television credits include Hawaii Five-0, Private Practice and Girlfriends. In film, she has worked with directors Joe Dante, Ron Howard, Bryce Dallas-Howard and Mark Ruffalo and can be seen this summer in the features The Collection, Not That Funny and Donnby.
Bruce Miller (Eureka) joins Alphas this season as Executive Producer and Showrunner. Executive Producers are Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein for BermanBraun and Zak Penn. The series was created by Zak Penn and Michael Karnow.
September 7, 2011
Alphas has been renewed for a second season by SyFy. The second season will be broadcast in 2012 containing again 13 episodes.
See below for the story:
Alphas‘ Nina just may have gotten the ear of a Syfy bigwig, because the network has renewed the successful sci-fi series for Season 2, TVLine has learned exclusively.
“Alphas’ smart, innovative approach to a superhero franchise has clearly caught on with our audience,” Mark Stern, Syfy’s president of original content, says of the pick-up. “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.” Thirteen episodes have been ordered for Season 2, to air in 2012.
Alphas stars Strathairn (an Academy Award nominee for Good Night, and Good Luck) as Dr. Lee Rosen, a neuroscientist/quasi-therapist who oversees a collection of “alphas” with unique abilities. Among them: Warren Christie (October Road, pictured above) plays Cameron, who boasts superhuman agility; Malik Yoba (New York Undercover) is strongman Bill; Laura Mennell (Watchmen) is Nina, a beauty possessing the power of suggestion; Ryan Cartwright (Bones) plays, young man living with autism who can “see” airborne data streams; and Azita Ghanizada (Castle) is Rachel, a gal who can super-amplify any one of her senses.
Season 1 guest stars included 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).
After giving Syfy its most-watched scripted premiere in two years with its July debut, Alphas has averaged 3.3 million weekly viewers (with Live+7 DVR data factored in).
Airing Mondays at 10/9c, Alphas wraps its freshman run on Sept. 26.