Syfy‘s Alphas Season 2 is about to premiere July 23, 2012 at 10 PM ET/PT. Scheduled to join the cast are Sean Astin, C. Thomas Howell, Lauren Holly, Summer Glau, Steve Byers, Kandyse McClure and many more listed on the roster. Details from the Press Release are included along with the official poster for season 2.
From the Press Release:
Alphas stars David Strathairn as Dr. Lee Rosen, Malik Yoba as Bill Harken, Warren Christie asCameron Hicks, Azita Ghanizada as Rachel Pirzad, Ryan Cartwright as Gary Bell and LauraMennell as Nina Theroux. Erin Way (Detroit 187, Private Practice) joins the cast this season asKat, a mysterious young loner whose Alpha ability equips her with perfect muscle memory,making her a “quick study.” But while her skills are permanent, her personal memories areshort-lived.
Alphas follows a clandestine group of ordinary people with superhuman mental and physicalabilities. Led by preeminent neurologist and psychiatrist Dr. Lee Rosen (Emmy Award-winnerand Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn), the unlikely team takes on cases the CIA, FBI and Pentagon are unwilling or unable to solve going head-to-head with many of the criminalAlphas hiding among the normal population.
The new season picks up eight months after last year’s stunning season finale with the stageset for an explosive turn of events at the Binghamton facility (the Guantanamo of the Alphaworld) that could have devastating, far-reaching consequences. Dr. Lee Rosen, havingexposed the existence of Alphas to the unsuspecting public, finds himself discredited andimprisoned by a government desperate to cover up his stunning revelation. Some of the teamhave disbanded and without Dr. Rosen’s care and guidance, have regressed to their old,destructive ways. They must now battle their individual demons, reunite and try to save their own.
New and Returning Guest Stars Include:
Sean Astin plays Roland, an Alpha who has a bizarrely absorptive brain, which allows him toassume the memories of anyone close to him and then replay them like a tape recorder.C. Thomas Howell portrays Eli Aquino, an intense Alpha with super-speed who is bent onrevenge.Lauren Holly guests as Senator Charlotte Burton, a government official with mysterious ties toa member of the Alphas team.Summer Glau reprises her season one role as Skylar Adams, an Alpha who possesses a 200+IQ and is an electronics mastermind.Steve Byers plays John Bennett, a new member of the tactical team from the U.S. Departmentof Defense assigned to the Alphas team.Kandyse McClure guests as Agnes, an attractive but distant Alpha with the ability to see intopeople’s minds merely by touching them.John Pyper-Ferguson reprises his recurring role of Stanton Parish, the “Perfect Alpha.”Kathleen Munroe returns as Dr. Rosen’s daughter, Dani, an empath Alpha who can transferemotions from herself to others and is secretly a follower of Stanton Parish.Mahershala Ali reprises his role as Nathan Clay the head of a tactical unit within the U.S.Department of Defense tasked with dealing with rogue Alphas.Noah Reid portrays Adam Gordon a young man grief-stricken by the death of his young sister,Maggie. However, he becomes convinced she is alive and in need of his help.Bruce Miller (ER, Eureka) joins Alphas this season as Executive Producer and Showrunner.Executive Producers are Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein for BermanBraun. Theseries was created by Zak Penn (Avengers) and Co-Executive Producer Michael Karnow.
When the series debuted last summer, it became Syfy’s most-watched original scripted seriespremiere in two years. Overall the show averaged 3.3 million total viewers during its first season.
Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted anddigital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and internationaldistribution. UCP produces Covert Affairs, Fairly Legal, In Plain Sight, Psych, Royal Pains andSuits for USA; Alphas, Defiance, Eureka and Warehouse 13 for Syfy. Universal CableProductions is a division of NBC Universal.