Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Alphas cancelled

UPDATE: Here is the official statement from Syfy:

Syfy’s drama Alphas is ending its run after two seasons. “Syfy has decided not to renew Alphas for a third season,” the network said in a statement. “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.” Alphas, from BermanBraun, Universal Cable Prods and creators Zak Penn and Michael Karnow, followed a team of ordinary citizens who possess extraordinary and unusual mental skills. The series starring David Strathairn was most recently run by Bruce Miller who executive produced Season 2 alongside Penn and BermanBraun’s Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein. Karnow served as co-executive producer. The second season of Alphas launched in July to 1.7 million viewers... -- Deadline


No official announcement yet, and no word if the story will get an ending or they are leaving it unfinished, but here is the news:

Monday, December 10, 2012

Syfy 20th Anniversary Special tonight

Azita Ghanizada, Warren Christie and Bruce Miller are among the interviewees for the Syfy 20th Anniversary Special, which airs tonight at 9/8c on Syfy. More info here and here.

No, still no word on season three.
In 1992, one channel set out to push the limits of possibility and imagination on television. Now, 20 years later, we're looking back at two decades of broadcasting the history of ideas with a special retrospective on Syfy's past, a look at the present, and a vision of the future! Tune in to see the evolution of the network, from cult favorites like Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Farscape to breakthrough dramas like Battlestar Galactica and Being Human to original movies that brought us scares from the likes of Sharktopus...and see how Syfy has helped shape a world in which sci-fi, super heroes, horror and fantasy dominate the pop culture landscape!

The past 20 years have been an exploration of the potential for imagination in television. Celebrate it with us, and join us for a look at Syfy's future!
Syfy's 20th anniversary special airs Monday, December 10 at 9/8c on Syfy.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Erin Way guest stars on Castle tonight

TV alert: Erin Way makes an appearance on Castle tonight at 10/9c on ABC.

ABC's press release for the episode:
Castle and Beckett take on a murder at a sci-fi convention, on ABC's "Castle," MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5 (10:01-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

When a body is found at a sci-fi convention, Castle and Beckett are warped into the heart of fandom -- a world of egotistic celebrities, diehard costumed fans and enough drama for two galaxies, on "Castle."

Armin Shimerman ("Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"), Ed Quinn ("Eureka"), Christina Moore ("True Blood"), Erin Way ("Alphas") and Chris McKenna ("One Life to Live") guest star in this episode, which is directed by Jonathan Frakes ("Star Trek: The Next Generation").

Additional guest stars include John Bobek, Melinda Y. Cohen, Jeff Galfer, Channing Nichols and Erik A. Williams.

"The Final Frontier" was written by Kate Sargeant and directed by Jonathan Frakes.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Interview with Erin Way - Buddy TV

Buddy TV has a new interview with Erin Way. You can read the full interview at the link.
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Are we going to be getting an Alphas season 3?
Erin Way: We don't [have any word on another season of Alphas]. We have to know by Thanksgiving, [that] is the deadline. We're all pulling for it and really, really hopeful that the network gives us another season. That would be awesome. I would really love it and I think the rest of the cast would as well. I think the season went over very well with the fans, so I'm hopeful that they'll give us another go. It would mean a lot to me because I'd be able to really flesh-out my character more. That would mean a lot to me; to be able to do that for another season. That would be really cool.

What would you like to see for Kat in future seasons?
Erin Way: I think my biggest curiosity is kind of to see what really took place in her past. I have my own theories about [it]. Because she does have the memory problem, [I think] that there are people that she has been involved with or worked with that she probably doesn't remember, and would probably be really bummed if she did. There was a little bit of that already this last season, but [I wonder]: did she work for Stanton Parish? Did he or anyone like him take advantage of her memory problems to infiltrate the team? Just those kinds of things are very intriguing to me.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Interview with Laura Mennell - Nachgebloggt

You can read the whole article at Nachgebloggt.
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You are a co-star in the Syfy series Alphas. Your character’s name is Nina Theroux. How would you describe your character Nina?
Nina’s strong, yet vulnerable underneath it all. She also has a haunted past and this past season she reverted back to being a bit of a “bad girl”. As the season progressed, Nina had a lot of redeeming to do with those she truly cares about. She also has the ability to manipulate and persuade others to do just about anything she wants through a sort of hyper-hypnosis/mind-control. It’s interesting playing a role that has so much easily attainable power. It’s something many fans of the show envy, being able to have the freedom to do, or essentially get, anything you want. But I find the detrimental effects of having that kind of unlimited power to be more interesting. It’s got to screw you up to a certain extent, and those downfalls were something that were nicely explored this year. It’s hopefully something that can be expanded upon in a third season, if we get renewed.

Are there similarities?
Between Nina and I? Sure, she comes through me… so there are bound to be some similarities. But generally speaking, we are very different. Nina’s at times edgier, definitely smoother and well put together compared to me. I’m a little softer, quirkier, clumsier and like to live a simpler life. Nina’s a definite city girl, whereas I like to balance city life with nature and the outdoors… guess that makes sense since I’m from Vancouver, BC.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Interview with Ryan Cartwright - Media Mikes

You can read the full interview at Media Mikes.
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Mike Gencarelli: Now having played the role of Gary for two seasons in “Alphas”, how does season two for you compare to the first?
Ryan Cartwright: I have found that he has become a lot more isolated and on his own. He is a kindred spirit with now dead Anna and her message. He doesn’t really trust Dr. Rosen or anyone anymore. He probably loves them in his heart but doesn’t trust them. He sees that everyone has their own motives. They are going against what he believes is the purest belief of the Alphas from Dr. Rosen’s original message. So it is just a lot more isolated but also a bit more confident as well. He seems to have come in his own this past season.

MG: The finale left us all in shock with Gary being the last man standing, any insight into what happened?
RC: I don’t know. They always end them on these cliffhangers and I don’t know what they are planning…if and when we come back. I was just glad to be the only one standing [laughs]. You can’t kill the autistic kid. You just can’t.

MG: Have there been any talks at all if a third season is in the cards?
RC: It is down to the viewing figures, which I think we’re pretty solid throughout. It was difficult going up again Monday Night Football every week. I think we did pretty well. They are going to sit down now and go some market research and see what people think. So it is up to the money guys.