Ronald D. Moore, the man responsible for the greatest televsision series of all time (yeah, I said it), “Battlestar Galactica” is back on Syfy with “Helix” and we’ve got our first look at the science fiction/virusy series.
The above teaser sure is teasy, but it should give an idea of the creeping dread and doom that will define the show.
According to Syfy, the 13-episode first season of “Helix” is about:
A team of scientists investigate a possible disease outbreak in an Arctic research facility and find themselves trying to protect the world from annihilation. Co-executive producer & writer: Cameron Porsandeh. Executive producers: Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), Steven Maeda (Lost, CSI: Miami), Lynda Obst (Contact). Production company: Lynda Obst Pictures & Tall Ship Productions. Studio: Sony Pictures Television.
The Arctic setting and outbreak vibe will probably remind folks of John Carpenter’s “The Thing.” Moore wrote a “Thing” prequel years ago that never made it production. He was not involved with that thing with all the CGI that Ramona Flowers starred in.
“Helix” is out later this year.