Jack Bender

Jack Bender, Lost's primary director, has signed on to helm Syfy's new pilot Alphas, the network announced on Monday.

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Alphas is about a team of ordinary citizens with extraordinary mental skills who take on cases that the CIA, FBI and Pentagon have been unable to solve. Bender, who directed the series finale of Lost, will helm the 90-minute pilot from executive producers Zak Penn (Fantastic Four) and Michael Karnow.

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"We are very excited that Jack has chosen to be part of Alphas," said Mark Stern, executive vice president of original programming at Syfy. "His vision and expertise are perfectly suited to this project, and will truly elevate it."