Syfy's 'Alphas': Check out first full trailer here -- EXCLUSIVE

Jonesing for a few new super humans?

On July 11, Syfy is premiering Alphas, an actioner from writers Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand) and Michael Karnow about five ordinary folks were are brought together to form one helluva crime-fighting team. The series stars David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Malik Yoba (New York Undercover), Warren Christie (October Road), Laura Mennell (Watchmen), Ryan Cartwright (Mad Men), and Azita Ghanizada (Castle). Syfy is set to roll out this trailer in theaters nationwide starting this weekend on more than than 5,000 screens before movies like The Hangover Part II, X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern, and Super 8. Here it is:

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  • harry

    i’m in!!!

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  • Michael Sacal

    It looks like a worthy successor to Misfits of Science, but without the comedy (or the cool rocker that shoots bolts of electricity).

    • Darkness

      Funny, this is exactly what I was thinking!

    • topoopon

      First thing I ever saw Courtney Cox in! And yes… me too!!!

      • Tania

        Aw! Misfits, c’mon! I’m loving what I see of Alphas plus I caught a glimpse of the excellent Callum Keith Rennie. Love Yoba and Strathairn.

      • Tom

        Betas: We made your car with the sticky gas pedal.

    • harry

      you are so awesome for mentioning that Michael Sacal!

  • George

    Finally Sci original which is screaming potential. I’m still mad caprica canellation. I’m dismayed by BSG:Blood and Chrome won’t have any Ron Moore involvement. Hopefully Syfy will consider picking up 17 precinct.

  • sam

    ryan cartwright? yes, please!

    • Theresa

      I know. Mr. Nigel-Murray is back.

    • Bukola

      so that’s where he went! so sad he was killed on bones. looking forward to all his quirks in this new show.

  • Felix

    Intriguing….I like that the superpowers are sort of low-key and (vaguely) plausible. I’ll wait and see if it’s cool or if it’s the next Heroes.

  • JOsh

    So it’s X-Men?

    • Captain

      Yeah, basically. It seems every superhuman-human show nowadays is a blatant X-Men rip-off.

    • Darkness

      More like Mutant X. Which is also an X-Men ripoff. But even X-Men isn’t an original idea really. Sci-Fi anthologies from the ’50’s had similar characters and stories.

    • Robin

      Think of it like X-men on Xanax.

      • anitamargarita

        Xanex… meaning they are less anxious?

  • Justin

    Love it. I’m in!

    • Justin

      I’m also a fan of Malik Yoba. Good actor.

      • Doobie

        I’m a fan of anyone who’s name almost spells yoda.

  • moe

    Ok, Josh, I will agree, it’s got a level of x men too it ( the majority of the charachters are similar to other x men characters if your read the comics, like I do) however, comn man, did you see the Fall Line up for this year, even though it’s on sci-fi, it has a lot of potential.

  • sherimoonzombie

    Looove David Straithairn. Add in the adorable Ryan Cartwright and I’m thinking I may be watching Syfy for the first time ever.

  • Sean Lanes

    How much you wanna bet it won’t last 3 seasons?

    Expect LOTS OF TALKING AND LITTLE ACTION because Syfy can’t afford to show sfx all the time!

    • Captain

      The way shows get cancelled nowadays you’d be lucky to get 3 seasons. This looks like it might be expensive so unless its hugely successful, expect it to be cancelled in a season.

    • Michael Sacal

      Three seasons on Syfy? Hilarious…

  • sunsetsnow81

    Looks very promising. I will tune in.

    • Doobie

      I predict that it will be over in one season. I guess I’m an alpha. Who knew?

  • Carlyle

    It looks full of potential. Hope it’s great and has engaging depth. I’ll admit though, I sighed at the black character having the power of being a super-strong hothead rage machine. I won’t touch that one.

  • MikeRosen55

    Holee flurkin schnitz! It’s Mr. Nigel-Murray.

    Looks good and plus it’s got David Strathairn, but I guarantee SyFy will find a way to muck it up. They always do.

  • Vicky

    Mr. Nigel-Murray!! Hurray!!

  • psb1962

    looks like no ordinary family to me…i’ll give it a chance..

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