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Exclusive First Look: Meet Syfy's Team Alphas

Syfy this summer will premiere Alphas, an action-packed thriller series about people with special abilities who are tasked with solving impossible crimes — and TVLine has secured an exclusive first look at the promo art touting this rather X-traordinary A-team.

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Check out this very cool piece of key art, then read on for more about this must-see new summer series:

Penned by Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand, natch) and Michael Karnow, Alphas revolves around five people who, due to brain anomalies, boast “hyper-normal mental and physical abilities.” Retained by the U.S. Department of Defense — and led by Alpha phenomena expert Dr. Lee Rosen (Emmy winner/Oscar nominee David Strathairn) — the team uses their assorted mad skillz to investigate cases that point to others with Alpha abilities.

In addition to Strathairn (Temple Grandin, Good Night, and Good Luck), the cast includes (clockwise from top right) Azita Ghanizada (Castle), Malik Yoba (New York Undercover), Laura Mennell (Watchmen), Ryan Cartwright (Bones) and Warren Christie (October Road).

Alphas launches Monday, July 11, at 10/9c, with a 90-minute opener directed by Jack Bender (Lost). Penn, Ira Steven Behr (The 4400), Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein serve as executive producers.

What do you think: Is Alphas a good bet?