Update: Syfy has since cancelled Alphas. Read more at the link.
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The unknown fate of Alphas has had many of its fans on tenterhooks over the past few months as they wait for an announcement on possible continuation. Last month Ryan Cartwright, who plays Gary on the Syfy seriable, said the network would come to a decision on whether or not they would push ahead with a third season by mid-December. Mid-December has now come and gone without official confirmation one way or the other. So, what’s going on?
Unfortunately, Cartwright doesn’t sound too optimistic about Alphas getting a third season, if his recent tweets are anything to go by. The actor has posted an update saying: “Wow. Won’t know about
AlphasS03 until next year,” followed by another that reads: “Gonna assume #Alphas is cancelled. #TooLongToWait :(“.
Here’s his original tweets:
Wow. Won't know about #AlphasS03 until next year
— Ryan Cartwright (@RyanCartwright) December 20, 2012
Sounds pretty bleak, and it’s not unreasonable to think the show might not be back, particularly with Defiance on the horizon. And with Alphas traditionally being a summer series, you’d think they’d need a decent lead time for production and whatnot. By contrast, Syfy renewed Alphas Season 2 in September 2011, which might yet be the biggest clue as to their intentions this time round.
That said, the delay may speak to the numerous considerations that have to be made and might not prove terminal — but it’s certainly cross your fingers time for Alphas fans. Looks like it’ll be next year before we find out for sure. We’ll be sure to keep you posted.