17 Jan 2013• • 7 Comments
Syfy had decided to cancel Alphas, thereby depriving the fans from a Season 3.
"We’ve been proud to present this entertaining, high-quality series for two seasons and to work with an incredible ensemble of talented actors, producers and creatives as well as our partners at BermanBraun Television," Syfy said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. "We’d like to thank the show’s dedicated regular viewers for their tremendous support."
And after months of not knowing whether or not Alphas will be back for a Season 3, Syfy had decided to announce the cancellation, followed by messages on Twitter from actors Azita Ghanizada, who plays super-sensed Rachel, and Ryan Cartwright, who plays autistic character Gary:
This news also means that the fans won't have a proper closure after the series finale's terrific cliffhanger.
In the Season 2 finale, autistic Gary was the last man standing after Stanton Parish's plan to shut down the power in New York was contained to Grand Central Station, thanks to the help of Skylar Adams, played by Summer Glau.
Now we'll never know why Gary was unaffected or what happened to Rachel, Nina, Rosen, and the rest of the DCIS.
|Total comments: 7|
Message #1 | chrisdvanne | 17 Jan 2013, 10:46 GMT
Very sad to hear that Alphas won't be back for season 3. It was one of the best sci-fi show on tv and had so much potential.
Unfortunately the ratings were not to a level that meets the quality of the show.
Once again, that's shows how badly sci-fi series perform on tv at the moment.
Message #3 | The1Russter | 17 Jan 2013, 15:56 GMT
I thought they really made some great progress with the story in season 2. The acting was great.
They brought in some great guest stars and didn't hold back on giving them a decent story.
All-in-all season 2 was a huge step forward from season 1.
Unfortunately, the quality didn't equate with the number of viewers.
No matter how much the core group of fans love a show, the producers are going to be looking at those numbers.
I'm disappointed. I thought they had set things up for a very interesting season 3, but sadly we'll never know what was to be.
What's worse, I've got nothing to watch next summer on TV. Alphas was my summer time series.
Are two seasons the norm now for sc-fi programs? If networks aren't going to give shows a better chance than that, then why should viewers invest their time watching?
Message #4 | Alex | 17 Jan 2013, 16:44 GMT
Well this is a sad day. I really liked how the show was progressing. There seemed to be a real energy to it. All of the characters had really interesting arc to their stories and the whole show really did end with a cliffhanger. Summer made an important contribution to this show and I would loved to have seen her as a cast regular in Season 3.
Message #6 | robbo | 18 Jan 2013, 02:18 GMT
well thats it another show takes a nosedive. another channel for people to have a go at. and why not we are actually running out of shows to watch. i was really looking forward to alphas season three. obviously the main reason more summer glau as skylar adams on our screens. so sad we have even lost that no summer glau. everytime ye start enjoying a show it gets cancelled. the networks have lost the plot.
Message #7 | SkylarAlive | 18 Jan 2013, 17:12 GMT
We need to mobilize to save the show!
I'm so angry and so sad.
Alphas is awesome! When I think Summer Glau woul be regular in Alphas Season 3... I'm very very sad...
We can't give up!
Follow "Save Alphas" on Twitter but we need to think about a solution!
A last short season (or even an episode to conclude!!) on Syfy, or Netlflix? Amazon? USA Network? TNT? CW???
Come on guys, we need to do everything to save Alphas!