Syfy Picks Up ‘Alphas’ Pilot To Series, ‘Three Inches’ Still Alive

Nellie Andreeva

UPDATED: It came down to the wire for Syfy’s two drama pilots about people with special abilities, Alphas and Three Inches, which were both in serious contention for a series pickup. Syfy just made its final decision, giving Alphas an … Read More »

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TV TEASER: NBC’s Drama Series ‘The Cape’

By | Tuesday November 30, 2010 @ 6:20am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Here is a new trailer for NBC’s midseason superhero drama The Cape, which will premiere January 9 and air in The Event’s Monday 9 PM time slot. The series, from BermanBraun, stars David Lyons as cop Vince Faraday who, after being framed by the villain Chess for crimes he … Read More »

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David Strathairn In Talks For ‘Alphas’ Lead

Nellie Andreeva

David StrathairnEXCLUSIVE: David Strathairn is in negotiations for the lead in SyFy’s action-adventure 90-minute pilot Alphas, directed by Jack Bender. Additionally, Ryan Cartwright is set to co-star in the pilot, from BermanBraun and writers Zak Penn and Michael Karnow. Alphas follows a team of ordinary citizens possessing extraordinary and unusual mental skills who take the law into their own hands and uncover what the CIA, FBI and Pentagon have not been able or willing to solve. ICM-repped Strathairn would play the overseer/team leader/prescribing doctor and all around mother hen to the team: an eccentric, absent-minded professor at times, who is also a cunning and manipulative power-player willing to bend the rules in pursuit of his objectives.  Cartwright will play a member of the team who has Asperger’s syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder. His Alpha ability allows him to “read” wireless transmissions passing through the ether – e-mails, cell  phone communications, television signals, etc. Read More »

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