Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Alphas Cancelled

"Syfy has decided not to renew Alphas for a third season. We’ve been proud to present this entertaining, high-quality series for two seasons and to work with an incredible ensemble of talented actors, producers and creatives as well as our partners at BermanBraun Television. We’d like to thank the show’s dedicated regular viewers for their tremendous support."

This was the official statement from the Syfy channel earlier today (via Deadline) as they sounded the death gong for a fairly excellent super hero show cut down before its prime. I did watch Alphas when I still had cable and though the show had its problems, I enjoyed it quite a bit. There was great room for improvement...but the fact that any time I mentioned the show in public, every geek around me said "What the hell is Alphas?" was always a very bad sign. In a world where super hero movies dominate the box office, shouldn't a channel called Syfy kick everyone's ass in that arena??!! Sad sad sad.

To put the show to rest, here are some tweets from cast and crew:

Zak Penn @zakpenn (co-creator): Appreciate the tweets. Six year journey for me and @mkarnow comes to an end. But a new one begins soon. To Vegas. Where it all began

Ryan Cartwright ‏@RyanCartwright (Gary Bell): Unfortunately #Alphas is cancelled :(  // Mainly worried about David Strathairn finding work now ;) #AlphasCancelled

Warren Christie ‏@HWarrenChristie (Cameron Hicks): Like my buddy @RyanCartwright has reported, unfortunately #Alphas has been cancelled. Thanks for tuning in the last couple of years!! // Too many people to thank. Creators, writers, cast and crew. Really was an incredible experience with some great people:) #Alphas

Azita Ghanizada ‏@AzitaGhanizada (Rachel Pirzad): Sad to say that ALPHAS will not be returning. What an honor to get to play Rachel for 2years & to work w/ & for the MOST AMAZING PEOPLE EVER  //  Posted this on my facebook #Alphas -> … Thanks for the outpouring of love. Best Fans Evers!! Talk to you angels soon.

Laura Mennell ‏@L_Mennell (Nina Theroux): Thanks for all your love for the past couple of years... Sad to say @Alphas won't be coming back. Will miss our lovely crew and cast.

No word yet from Malik Yoba @MalikYoba (Bill Harken), Erin Wayv @erinjoway (Kat), David Strathairn who doesn't seem to have Twitter or Facebook (perish the thought) or co-creator Michael Karnow @mkarnow, but we've posted our love for the show so if they've got thoughts to share, we hope to have them soon.

Now...WHO is gonna start the petition for a 2 hour Alphas movie so they can wrap up the show properly??!! Get on that.

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