We need more plague horror on TV. Well, plague sci-fi.
Hey, wonder what “Battlestar Galactica” developer Ron Moore’s been up to since “Caprica”? He’s been trying to get “Helix” off the ground, a new series about a mysterious outbreak in the Arctic, and the team of scientists trying to stop it. Well, according to Deadline, SyFy is really keen on the pitch, picking it up as a 13-episode series with a planned start date sometime this year according to Deadline.
The series would follow a group of scientists trying to prevent global infection/annihilation by some kind of disease discovered under the ice in the Arctic. Or maybe the disease was us, all along. It’s not clear, the series will have some surprises so expect Moore and SyFy to keep everything but the broadest strokes to themselves. Will it be more “Contagion” or “The Andromeda Strain” is what I want to know.
“Helix” would mark Moore’s return to TV after the “BSG” prequel “Caprica” failed to find an audience at the same network and his cop fantasy “17th Precinct” stalled out at the pilot stage.