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Syfy orders Season 2 of 'Alphas'

Syfy orders Season 2 of 'Alphas'
Actor David Strathairn arrives for the world premiere of "Howl" at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2010 in Park City, Utah. UPI/Gary C. Caskey.. | License Photo

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. cable network Syfy says it has renewed "Alphas," its drama series about a team of superhuman investigators, for a second season.

Mark Stern, Syfy's president of original content and co-head of original content for Universal Cable Productions, announced Wednesday that 13 new episodes of the series have been ordered.

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The show from producers Universal Cable Productions and BermanBraun Television premiered last month. The new season is to return in 2012.

"Alphas' smart, innovative approach to a superhero franchise has clearly caught on with our audience," Stern said in a statement. "From the first-rate writing to the outstanding cast lead by David Strathairn, we're very proud of what was achieved in its first season and look forward to seeing this series fulfill even more of its creative potential in a second season."

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