Returning: Alphas

Season 2 of US sci-fi series Alphas begins on SF this Friday night.

Season 2 of US sci-fi series Alphas begins on SF this Friday night.

Featuring David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie and Laura Mennell, it follows five people with superhuman abilities, as they work to prevent crimes committed by other Alphas.

Also appearing in season 2 are Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings), Lauren Holly (NCIS) and C. Thomas Howell (Southland, The Amazing Spider-Man).

Alphas follows a group of ordinary people with superhuman mental and physical abilities. Led by pre-eminent neurologist and psychiatrist Dr. Lee Rosen, the unlikely team take on cases the CIA, FBI and Pentagon are unwilling or unable to solve going head-to-head with many of the criminal Alphas hiding among the normal population.

The new season picks up eight months after the season 1 conclusion with the stage set for an explosive turn of events that could have devastating, far-reaching consequences. Dr. Lee Rosen, having exposed the existence of Alphas to the unsuspecting public, finds himself discredited and imprisoned by a government desperate to cover up his stunning revelation. Some of the team have 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.

The season one premiere was watched by a consolidated audience of more than 100,000 people in January 2012.

8.30pm Friday November 2 on SF

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