Wednesday, January 16, 2013
This was the official statement from the Syfy channel earlier today (via Deadline) as they sounded the death gong for a fairly excellent super hero show cut down before its prime. I did watch Alphas when I still had cable and though the show had its problems, I enjoyed it quite a bit. There was great room for improvement...but the fact that any time I mentioned the show in public, every geek around me said "What the hell is Alphas?" was always a very bad sign. In a world where super hero movies dominate the box office, shouldn't a channel called Syfy kick everyone's ass in that arena??!! Sad sad sad.
To put the show to rest, here are some tweets from cast and crew:
Zak Penn @zakpenn (co-creator): Appreciate the tweets. Six year journey for me and @mkarnow comes to an end. But a new one begins soon. To Vegas. Where it all began
Ryan Cartwright @RyanCartwright (Gary Bell): Unfortunately #Alphas is cancelled :( // Mainly worried about David Strathairn finding work now ;) #AlphasCancelled
Warren Christie @HWarrenChristie (Cameron Hicks): Like my buddy @RyanCartwright has reported, unfortunately #Alphas has been cancelled. Thanks for tuning in the last couple of years!! // Too many people to thank. Creators, writers, cast and crew. Really was an incredible experience with some great people:) #Alphas
Azita Ghanizada @AzitaGhanizada (Rachel Pirzad): Sad to say that ALPHAS will not be returning. What an honor to get to play Rachel for 2years & to work w/ & for the MOST AMAZING PEOPLE EVER // Posted this on my facebook #Alphas -> http://tinyurl.com/b4heddb … Thanks for the outpouring of love. Best Fans Evers!! Talk to you angels soon.
Laura Mennell @L_Mennell (Nina Theroux): Thanks for all your love for the past couple of years... Sad to say @Alphas won't be coming back. Will miss our lovely crew and cast.
No word yet from Malik Yoba @MalikYoba (Bill Harken), Erin Wayv @erinjoway (Kat), David Strathairn who doesn't seem to have Twitter or Facebook (perish the thought) or co-creator Michael Karnow @mkarnow, but we've posted our love for the show so if they've got thoughts to share, we hope to have them soon.
Now...WHO is gonna start the petition for a 2 hour Alphas movie so they can wrap up the show properly??!! Get on that.