According to Variety, Lost director/exec producer Jack Bender has just signed on to be the director and executive producer on Syfy's Alphas. The show is a 90-minute pilot from writers Zak Penn and Michael Karnow.

Bender did six seasons on Lost as the show's main director. He also directed Sunday night's highly anticipated 2 1/2-hour finale.

Alphas will shoot this summer in Toronto.

The show follows ordinary people "who develop extraordinary mental skills. The team works to solve crimes while balancing their personalities and backgrounds."

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