“Alphas”, the cable net’s “X-Men”-esque show, had a great first season, ending with a major revelation. So what’s next? Says Syfy:
Season 2 picks up eight months after last year’s finale with the stage set for an explosive turn of events at the Binghamton facility (the Guantanamo of the Alpha world) that could have devastating, far-reaching consequences. Dr. Lee Rosen (Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn), having exposed the existence of Alphas to the unsuspecting public, finds himself discredited and imprisoned by a government desperate to cover up his revelation. The rest of the core team has disbanded and some, without Rosen’s guidance and care, have regressed to their old, destructive ways. They must now battle their individual demons in order to reunite and try to save their own.
The show returns Malik Yoba, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada, Ryan Cartwright and Laura Mennell, along with David Strathairn, playing the show’s Professor X, Lee Rosen.
There will be one very important new castmember in Erin Way (“Detroit 187″), who will play “Kat”, a mysterious young loner whose Alpha ability allows her to pick up any skill at a glance. But while her skills are permanent, her personal memories are short-lived. Sounds a tad like Peter/Sylar from “Heroes”.
Season 4 kicks off with the Warehouse Team still reeling from the shocking events of the climactic season three finale – the loss of Agent Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore), Mrs. Frederic (CCH Pounder), H.G. Wells (Jaime Murray) and the destruction of the Warehouse itself. Their only hope lies in racing to the other side of the Earth to hunt down an obscure artifact, which may or may not even exist – and if it does exist, what consequences will they face for using it?
Wow, I didn’t even remember that many people dying in last year’s season finale. Then again, that’s “Warehouse 13″ in a nutshell — fluffy and entirely forgettable.
Returning castmembers include Saul Rubinek, Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly and Allison Scagliotti.