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Broadcaster: DStv 
Show Genre: Science Fiction
Series Premiere: Sunday, March 25, 2012
Series Finale: Sunday, June 30, 2013

Show Summary

Alphas is an American science fiction dramatic television series created by Zak Penn and Michael Karnow which follows a group of people with superhuman abilities, known as "Alphas", as they work with noted neurologist and psychologist Dr. Lee Rosen to prevent crimes committed by other Alphas.

The series aired in the USA on Syfy from 11 July, 2011 to 22 October, 2012. There are 24 hour-long episodes in two seasons.

Alphas premiered in South Africa on DStv's Universal Channel on Sunday 25 March 2012, at 20h00. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

Season 2 premiered on Universal Channel on Sunday 7 April 2013, at 20h00. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 13 episodes in the second and final season.


Alphas is an action-packed thriller from writers Zak Penn (The Avengers, X-Men: The Last Stand) and Michael Karnow.

In the series, five ordinary people are brought together to form one extraordinary team of Alphas - people with the unique power to stretch the capabilities of the human mind giving them superhuman physical and mental abilities.

Operating within the Defence Criminal Investigation Service of the U.S. Department of Defence and led by preeminent neurologist and psychiatrist Dr. Lee Rosen (David Strathairn), an expert in Alpha phenomena, the team investigates cases that point to others with Alpha abilities.

As they work against the clock to solve this new brand of crime, they must prevent their own personality differences and disparate backgrounds from interfering with their ultimate mission to catch the enemy.

In addition to Strathairn (Temple Grandin, Good Night, and Good Luck), the ensemble cast stars Malik Yoba (New York Undercover, Why Did I Get Married?), Warren Christie (October Road), Laura Mennell (Watchmen), Ryan Cartwright (Mad Men, Bones) and Azita Ghanizada (Castle).


Series exclusive to Universal Channel

Season 1 (11 episodes)

Premiere: 25 March 2012 | Finale: 3 June 2012 | Sundays, 20h00

Season 2 (13 episodes)

Premiere: 7 April 2013 | Finale: 30 June 2013 | Sundays, 20h00

Main Cast

(For full cast and characters, click Seasons tab at top of page)
David Strathairn
Ryan Cartwright
Warren Christie
Azita Ghanizada
Laura Mennell
Malik Yoba
Erin Way

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