Alphas is an action-packed thriller from writers Zak Penn (The Avengers, X-Men: The Last Stand) and Michael Karnow. In the series, five ordinary people are brought together to form one extraordinary team of Alphas -- people with the unique power to stretch the capabilities of the human mind giving them superhuman physical and mental abilities.
Operating within the Defense Criminal Investigation Service of the U.S. Department of Defense and led by preeminent neurologist and psychiatrist Dr. Lee Rosen (Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn), an expert in Alpha phenomena, the team investigates cases that point to others with Alpha abilities. As they work against the clock to solve this new brand of crime, they must prevent their own personality differences and disparate backgrounds from interfering with their ultimate mission to catch the enemy.
In addition to Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (Temple Grandin, Good Night, and Good Luck), the ensemble cast stars Malik Yoba (New York Undercover, Why Did I Get Married?), Warren Christie (October Road), Laura Mennell (Watchmen), Ryan Cartwright (Mad Men, Bones) and Azita Ghanizada (Castle).
We'll start today's news by acknowledging that we're about to get emails from some of you out there reading this, saying "but Alphas - Season 1
is already available!" Yes, it's exclusively out at one brick-and-mortar chain for now, but we don't cover those kinds of releases. We don't think that sort of "promotion" is good for consumers, the studios don't provide us with info about titles for these exclusives, and the retailers who do it don't seem to want the other retailers to particularly know about it. So we only cover a title once it's been scheduled for a general "wide" retail release.
And, according to Amazon's pre-order listing
, Syfy's Alphas - Season 1
will be available - generally speaking - on July 17th
. 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.