Alphas Will Head Into a Second Season With a New Showrunner
September was a good month for the original, scripted SyFy series Alphas when it was announced that they’d get a second season. And now, they’ll be getting a new showrunner: Bruce Miller will take over for Ira Steven Behr, extending his run with SyFy — previously, he was the showrunner for the recently-canceled Eureka.
No explanation for Behr’s exit was provided, but it doesn’t seem like this was a departure on the level of The Walking Dead‘s Frank Darabont. So it’s entirely possible that this is merely a case of a new show’s creative evolution. Miller was also responsible for five successful seasons of Eureka, which even saw crossovers with Warehouse 13 and Alphas. (Eureka was officially canceled in August, its final season set to air next year, plus a holiday special in December.)
And now, it’s Alphas‘ turn, with Eureka‘s old showrunner. Miller, who also has experience working on ER, Medium, and 4400, will executive produce alongside co-creator Zak Penn as well as Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun, and Gene Stein. Alphas, about a group of people with superhuman abilities, has gotten great buzz since it debuted in July, but was rumored to have been canceled before its renewal was announced. And since it’s been established that it takes place in the same universe as Eureka, maybe we’ll still see some of those characters show up once in a while.