Syfy green-lights Alphas
Syfy has given the green light to the 90-minute action-adventure pilot Alphas, which follows a team of ordinary citizens who possess hyperdeveloped neurological abilities, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The series comes from writers Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand) and Michael Karnow and BermanBraun Television, the trade paper reported:
http://scifiwire.com/2009/08/syfy-gr...hts-alphas.phpIn its original incarnation as Section 8, the drama was first taken to NBC through BermanBraun's first-look deal there. After the network passed, the project sparked heated bidding among the other broadcast networks in summer 2007, landing at ABC with a six-episode production order for a possible midseason launch behind Lost.
The show was in preproduction, with writing on the first episode under way, when the WGA strike brought work to a halt.
After the strike, ABC's plans for Section 8 had to be altered. And creative differences over the show's sci-fi elements, with which ABC is said to have been uncomfortable, led to the project's departure from the network.