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Airdate: Alphas

Five ordinary people have brain anomalies that have imbued them with hyper-normal mental and physical abilities.

Next week SciFi premieres a new drama series, Alphas.

Described as “an action-packed, procedural thriller” it centres around five ordinary people with brain anomalies that have imbued them with hyper-normal mental and physical abilities.

The series from writers Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand) and Michael Karnow stars David Strathairn, Malik Yoba, Warren Christie, Laura Mennell, Ryan Cartwright and Azita Ghanizada.

Alphas consists of 12 episodes, including the 90-minute pilot directed by Jack Bender (Lost). It premiered in the US in July and has been renewed for a 13-episode second season.

Operating within the Defense Criminal Investigation Service of the U.S. Department of Defense — and led by preeminent neurologist and psychiatrist Dr. Lee Rosen (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 of catching the enemy.

Friday, February 3 at 9:30pm SciFi.

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