The cable network has reportedly ordered eleven episodes of the series, in addition to the 90-minute pilot.
The show will focus on a team of ordinary people who develop extraordinary mental abilities. Led by the eccentric Dr. Leigh Rosen (David Strathairn), the team will take on cases that traditional law enforcement is unable to solve.
Ryan Cartwright, Malik Yoba, Warren Christie, Laura Mennell and Azita Ghanizada will also join Strathairn as regular cast members.
Alphas is expected to premiere on Syfy in summer 2011.