Exclusive: I’ve learned that Syfy UK has closed a deal to acquire the Pay TV Rights to the first season of Alphas from NBCUniversal International Television Distribution. I’m also being told that Syfy UK has set the premiere date for the show’s first season for Thursday April 19th at 10pm.
Alphas stars David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada, Laura Mennell and Malik Yoba and follows a group of humans with superhuman abilities, known as Alphas, who work for Dr Lee Rosen at the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) where they track down other Alphas who may pose a threat to themselves and others.
The first season of Alphas was previously aired in the UK on 5* late last year. I’m told that Channel 5 still has the free-to-air rights to season 1 of the series and TVWise recently confirmed that Channel 5 has acquired the rights to the show’s second season, which is due to premiere in the UK in the autumn.