In the shocking season 1 finale to Syfy’s ‘Alphas’, Rosen revealed the existence of the Alphas to the entire world. It was a true game changer after the secretive plots of the first season. So where does the series go from here?
Entertainment Weekly sat down with ‘Alphas’ new showrunner Bruce Miller (who also worked on ‘Eureka’) and asked about the changes, the new character (played by Erin Way), and what we can expect from the upcoming season.
Here are a few highlights from the interview:
EW: The Alphas went public in the first season finale. How does this change the game?
Miller: The show exists very much in the real world so we tried to think what would really happen. We decided that some people would believe it and some would not. The goverment wouldn’t confirm it. Alphas would be somewhere between Area 51 and Bigfoot. And certainly Dr. Lee Rosen (David Strathairn) the hammer would come down on him for making that kind of revelation. I think he was trying to do the right thing. But the repercussions were quite strong. Rosen has been institutionalized and discredited. The team has broken up. It’s a team of misfits but they fit well together. I wanted to see their lives without the team. Some have become more much committed to each other, some have fallen quite far morally and ethically.
EW: What’s their relationship with the government like now?
Miller: The government finds they’re in a position where they don’t particularly trust Rosen and he doesn’t trust them. But this team has special skills and there are some very scary Alphas escaping into the world. They the team is brought together, not because the government wants them but because the government needs them.
EW: What else is coming in season 2?
Miller: We are definitely going to see Stan Parrish (John Pyper-Ferguson) again. We’ve got some great guest stars like Lauren Holly and C. Thomas Howell. We’re doing things you’re not going to see on any other show, like we have an episode that takes place in the Civil War. This season is fully packed.
It definitely sounds like ‘Alphas’ is in good hands with Miller and I’m excited to see the return of our resident game of super-powered misfits as they try to survive in a world that’s sure to fear them. And an episode in the Civil War? I am so on board for that!
For the full interview, head to EW.
‘Alphas’ returns to Syfy Monday, July 23rd at 10pm EST.