New Syfy series ‘Alphas’ has just brought on board Ira Steven Behr to be the showrunner and executive producer.

The series was recently picked up for a thirteen episode order on Syfy based on the strength of the 90 minute pilot. Behr will be familiar to many science fiction fans based on his resume. It includes ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’, ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’, ‘Dark Angel’, ‘The Twilight Zone’, and ‘The 4400’.

‘Alphas’ follows a team of ordinary citizens whose brain anomalies imbue them with extraordinary mental and physical abilities. Taking the law into their own hands, the unlikely team, led by Dr. Lee Rosen (Strathairn), investigates cases that suggest other Alpha activity to uncover what the CIA, FBI and Pentagon have not been able, or willing, to solve. These gifted individuals must balance their quirky personalities and disparate backgrounds with their not always visible powers as they work to solve crimes, stop the ticking time bomb and catch the enemy.

Production is slated to begin in Toronto early next year with an anticipated Summer 2011 debut.