Syfy is green-lighting the action series Alphas from writers Zak Penn and Michael Karnow, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Alphas follows a team of seemingly ordinary citizens with extraordinary mental and physical abilities who become an unofficial crime solvers, uncovering what the CIA, FBI and Pentagon have not been able, or willing, to solve.

David Strathairn stars in the series, which also includes Warren Christie, Malik Yoba, Laura Mennell, Ryan Cartwright and Azita Ghanizada. Callum Keith Rennie guest stars in the pilot.

Syfy has ordered eleven episodes plus the 90-minute pilot directed by Lost director and executive producer Jack Bender.

Production begins early next year in Toronto and plans to debut next summer.