Summer Glau will reprise her role as Skylar Adams in the second season of Alphas, not for one but for 3 episodes, announced Syfy via press release. A three episode arc wasn't expected, this is great news!
Alphas season two premieres on Syfy on Monday, July 23 at 10pm ET/PT
We have no official info yet on which episodes Summer Glau will guest star but she is rumored to appear in episode 2.06 titled "Alphaville", and also in the last two episodes of the season.
NEW YORK – July 5, 2012 – The second season of Syfy's hit series Alphas returns Monday, July 23 at 10PM ET/PT with a deep roster of guest stars. New this season are Sean Astin (The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Rudy), C. Thomas Howell (Southland), Lauren Holly (NCIS), Steve Byers (Immortals, Total Recall), Kandyse McClure (Battlestar Galactica) and Noah Reid (Rookie Blue). Returning guest stars include John Pyper-Ferguson (Caprica, Brothers and Sisters) as Stanton Parish, Kathleen Munroe (Haven, Stargate Universe) as Dani Rosen and Mahershala Ali (Treme, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) as Agent Nathan Cley. Summer Glau (Dollhouse, Firefly) who was a fan favorite last season playing an Alpha, Skylar Adams, will return for three episodes.
Summer Glau reprises her season one role as Skylar Adams, an Alpha who possesses a 200+ IQ and is an electronics mastermind.
If you look at the ratings for Alphas in season one, you’ll notice that the trend was downward until Summer Glau appeared in episode 1.07 and the episode registered a ratings bump.
In other words, Summer Glau may have helped Alphas’s renewal for a second season; it’s no coincidence that Sumer Glau is the only guest star from the first season to come back in season two and for a three episodes arc on top of that.
Thanks for posting this Chris. This is really great news. I sincerely hope Summer gets more episodes in future seasons. I really believe she is in this for the long haul. I can hardly wait to see Season 2.
I have mixed feelings about this : on one side, i'm glad that Summer is coming back for 3 episodes but on the other side i'm wondering if her appearance in yet another sci-fi show will put a halt to her will to extend her range of roles.
I certainly don't want her to give up and say : "well, people like me in scifi roles, then i should give her what they want and stay in the genre". In this regard, the letter we're writing for the Calendar goes in the right direction imo.
Some of the guest stars in season one had not that much screentime; Brent Spinner and Rebecca Mader shared one episode, Lyndsay Wagner was hardly on screen, Garret Dillahunt had more but the episode was boring.
Summer Glau had a fair share of screetime in season one but i don't expect the same in the second season; one has to remember that Skylar Adams was the "Alpha of the week" but this time Skylar's story will be a character among others and her arc-story splitted in three episodes. All the more that ep 2x06, inwhich she will guest star, introduces a new "alpha of the week".
Though as you said in the forum Alex, it doesn't matter that much, the important thing is that Summer's character is well established in the serie as a regular one; also one can hope that she will make the most of her lines and screentime, even if limited.