Emmy® winner and Academy Award® nominee David Strathairn (Temple Grandin/Good Night, and Good Luck) headlines a cast of both familiar and new faces including Warren Christie (October Road), Malik Yoba (New York Undercover), Laura Mennell (Watchmen), Ryan Cartwright (Bones) and Azita Ghanizada (Castle). Callum Keith Rennie (Battlestar Galactica/24) guest stars in the pilot.
The pilot was directed by Jack "Lost" Bender and written by Zak "X2 & 3, Incredible Hulk" Penn. It'll at least look cool, but I'm unsure about Penn's writing based on his previous work.
Alphas follows a team of ordinary citizens whose brain anomalies imbue them with extraordinary mental and physical abilities. Taking the law into their own hands, the unlikely team, led by Dr. Lee Rosen (Strathairn), investigates cases that suggest other Alpha activity to uncover what the CIA, FBI and Pentagon have not been able, or willing, to solve. These gifted individuals must balance their quirky personalities and disparate backgrounds with their not always visible powers as they work to solve crimes, stop the ticking time bomb and catch the enemy.
Sounds interesting. I'm hoping this will be closer in feel and story to Push, which is one of the most underrated and coolest mental power action flicks, and less like everything else Syfy has done like this. I don't know, the premise isn't too fresh.