Update: I have just heard back from representatives of Syfy who are telling me that Alphas has not been renewed at this stage and no decisions have yet been made on the future of the series as it is “far too early” for such a decision.
Exclusive: According to an internal Syfy document leaked to TVWise (which can be viewed here), it would appear that the network has renewed its sophomore drama series Alphas for a third season. The document states that the show’s third season will consist of 13 episodes and will air in the 8pm time-slot on Monday nights, with the season premiere scheduled for July 15th, 2013 and the season finale scheduled for October 14th, 2013.
As with our previous articles on these leaked documents, I have been unable to independently confirm if the facts contained within them are 100% accurate and as such should be treated as rumour, although I have no reason to doubt the source who leaked said document to us. TVWise has also reached out to the network for confirmation, however, repesentatives of Syfy did not immediately respond to our requests for comment.
Created by Michael Karnow and Zak Penn, Alphas 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. Produced by Universal Cable Productions, the drama series stars David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada, Laura Mennell, Malik Yoba and Erin Way. The series has been a solid performer for Syfy and as such a renewal has been considered a lock.
This was one of several documents that was leaked to TVWise earlier this week. Other documents have seemingly revealed the premiere dates for Defiance & Warehouse 13 season 4.5, that Lost Girl has received a back nine order for its third season and that Rewind has been picked up to series. More to come…..