The second season of “Alphas”, the Syfy Channel’s “X-Men”/”Heroes” show, doesn’t return until Monday, July 23rd (yes, just a few weeks away), but the network has announced a full slate of big-name guest stars that will appearing on the superhero show in its upcoming season. There are lots of familiar Syfy names, and some new, big names as well. And yes, also a new trailer.
Guest stars and returning players will include:
Sean Astin plays Roland, an Alpha who has a bizarrely absorptive brain, which allows him to assume 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 on revenge.
Lauren Holly guests as Senator Charlotte Burton, a government official with mysterious ties to a 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. Department of Defense assigned to the Alphas team.
Kandyse McClure guests as Agnes, an attractive but distant Alpha with the ability to see into people’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 transfer emotions 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.