Well, it’s another casualty on the cancellation chopping block. The one-hour drama Alphas has been cancelled by the Syfy network. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the powers that be at Syfy has decided to pull the plug for Alphas.
The one hour drama, which was created by Zak Penn and Michael Karnow featured a group of average folks but to keep in line with the Syfy style, the group had superhuman capabilities. They used said physical and mental abilities to solve cases the CIA, FBI, and Pentagon were unable solve or passed on.
In a statement, Syfy had said regarding the series:
“We’ve been proud to present this entertaining, high-quality series for two seasons and to work with an incredible ensemble of talented actors, producers and creatives as well as our partners at BermanBraun Television. We’d like to thank the show’s dedicated regular viewers for their tremendous support.”
The show — which starred David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada, and Laura Mennell — only lasted for two seasons. Still, the show went on to score a niche for their fan base, but apparently that wasn’t enough to keep the show afloat.
Last Summer for Comic Con David Strathairn spoke about the show before its demise saying:
“These are abilities, and particular neurological abilities that any one of us could have. These powers are just enhanced because of the person’s particular neurology. In a very organic process you start to learn more about each and every one of us. Their back stories start to collide with their present story, which makes for an audience really interesting. It’s a great scheme.”
Following the news of the cancellation of the series, star Azita tweeted:
Sad to say that ALPHAS will not be returning. What an honor to get to play Rachel for 2years & to work w/ & for the MOST AMAZING PEOPLE EVER
— Azita Ghanizada(@AzitaGhanizada) January 17, 2013