According to The Hollywood Reporter, SyFy has picked up Universal’s “real world” superhero/spy series ALPHAS for an 11-episode commitment.
Created by Zak Penn (X-MEN: THE LAST STAND) and Michael Karnow (TIME SQUAD):
“ALPHAS follows a team of ordinary citizens whose brain anomalies imbue them with extraordinary mental and physical abilities. Taking the law into their own hands, the unlikely team, led by Dr. Lee Rosen (David Strathairn) investigates cases that suggest other Alpha activity to uncover what the CIA, FBI and Pentagon have not been able or willing to solve.
These gifted individuals must balance their quirky personalities and disparate backgrounds with their not always visible powers as they work to solve crimes, stop the ticking time bomb and catch the enemy.”
A 90-minute pilot was directed by Jack Bender (LOST). Series production is set to begin early next year in Toronto for a Summer 2011 premiere. It’s possible there may be a title change on the production before it airs.