Alphas Welcomes Back Summer Glau, Recruits Sean Astin, Lauren Holly and Others

Vlada Gelman
TVLine.comJuly 5, 2012
Alphas Welcomes Back Summer Glau, Recruits Sean Astin, Lauren Holly and Others

Syfy’s Alphas has lined up a slew of guest stars for Season 2, including cult favorite Summer Glau, The Lord of the Rings vet Sean Astin and NCIS‘ Lauren Holly.

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The sci-fi drama revolves around a secret group of normal people with extraordinary mental and physical abilities. Glau (Firefly, Dollhouse), who was previously introduced as the super-intelligent Skylar Adams, will return for three Season 2 episodes.

Astin meanwhile will appear as Roland, an Alpha with a bizarrely absorptive brain that allows him to assume the memories of others and then replay them like a tape recorder. Holly will play a senator with mysterious ties to a member of the clandestine organization.

Also on the docket for Season 2 are C. Thomas Howell (Southland) as an Alpha with super-speed abilities who has revenge on the mind and returning guest stars John Pyper-Ferguson (Caprica) and Kathleen Munroe (SGU Stargate Universe), playing “Perfect Alpha” Stanton Parish and Dr. Rosen’s (David Strathairn) empath daughter Dani, respectively.

Alphas returns Monday, July 23 at 10/9c.

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