Syfy's off-the-rails bio-thriller Helix has revealed the first look at the non-Arctic Season 2. Following in the footsteps of Speed 2: Cruise Control, this time, it’s on a boat. Or at least part of it is.
Helix is gearing up for an epic season finale this evening. To celebrate the Season 1 milestone, Syfy decided there was no better way to entice viewers to tune in than to preempt the airing by making a big announcement. If you have been watching the drama, now would a great time to breathe a sigh of relief. Ronald D. Moore’s disease-centric program has just been renewed by the cable station for a second season.
Ahead of its Friday premiere, Syfy is giving viewers an early look at their new drama Helix, a sci-fi thriller about a potential virus outbreak. The above video gives us the first fifteen minutes or so of the first episode, beginning with a bit of horror and then easing back to introduce us to the team of scientists tasked with investigating the outbreak situation at Arctic Biosystems, an Arctic-set research facility.
Can Helix be the next must-watch drama for Syfy? The first few episodes of this thrilling new series certainly offer a glimmer of a hope. A mix of thriller, horror, mystery, drama and sci-fi, Helix gets off to a great start, building steady momentum as we’re drawn into the story of a potential disease outbreak in an Arctic-set research facility.
They’ve been releasing promo after promo on a day to day basis leading up to the series’ premiere on Friday, January 10, and we have the latest three for you. While it seems like (and probably is) overkill, each clip is as strong as the next, and Helix honestly does look like one of the better original projects Syfy has gotten around to making in recent years.
"At Arctic BioSystems, we use meditation to counteract the effects of stress,” a peaceful voice tells the three people sitting cross-legged under ultraviolet lighting. She encourages them to relax their minds and focus on a meaningful word, progress. Most of the minute-and-a-half video teasing Syfy’s new series Helix seems like little more than a teasy glimpse at a meditation session
Syfy has released some new videos promoting Ronald D. Moore’s upcoming drama Helix, which is set to debut January 10. The first video gives us an overview of the plot, and features the cast as they discuss what’s in store for this drama, which looks like it’s a little bit thriller, a little bit horror and even a bit of a mystery as well.
Following up on the super-creepy trailer that Syfy released earlier this month for Ronald D. Moore’s new drama Helix, Syfy has released an extended trailer, which fills out the plot a bit more, adding onto the suspense from the original trailer by teasing some interesting conflict.
We’re about two months away from the premiere of Syfy’s new original series Helix, and this week Syfy has given us the drama’s first official trailer. If you thought the teaser with the oozing ear was creepy, brace yourself for the above video, which plays as much like a horror as it does a sci-fi thriller.
Last week, I had the pleasure of touring the set of Syfy's new series Helix. The upside was that it was a pretty awesome experience. The downside is that series creator Ronald D. Moore wasn't there. He's had his hands full lately, what with Helix for Syfy and Outlander for Starz, the latter of which just went into production over in Scotland. But Syfy passed along this video, which features Moore talking about the premise for Helix.
Actress Jeri Ryan has dabbled in a variety of genres, with her most recent credit being a role in ABC's drama Body of Proof, but to sci-fi fans, it's likely that she's best associated for her role as Seven of Nine in Star Trek: Voyager. Syfy's bringing her back to the genre for a role in a multi-episode arc in their upcoming series Helix.
Among the series promoted at Comic-Con earlier this month is Syfy's Helix, a new series from Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D. Moore, which was featured in a panel, though it technically hadn't begun production. That situation has changed as of this week, as the series has officially gone into production this past weekend in Montreal, Canada. And as you can see by the clapboard below, the premiere episode is being directed by Friday Night Lights' Jeffrey Reiner.
During the Helix panel at Comic Con, Ron Moore talked about how he repeatedly refused to read the script for the show’s pilot because the subject matter just wasn’t really in his wheelhouse. Considering the highly anticipated SyFy channel original is very much inside the science fiction genre and seeks to examine larger ethical questions, Moore’s stated apprehension confused more than a few people.
SyFy might not compete with the bigger networks when it comes to total viewers, but on everything related to fandom, the station does extremely well. In fact, SyFy’s percentage of hardcore addicts is among the best on television. Showrunner Ronald D Moore found that out firsthand almost a decade ago with Battlestar Galactica, and now, he’s hoping to find it out again with his latest creation Helix.
Syfy viewers attending Comic Con this year will have the opportunity to attend panels for four of the network's series, three of which you may have seen and one that's on the way, courtesy of Ronald D. Moore. Set to be featured in panels at Comic Con in San Diego next month are Defiance, Helix, Being Human and Moore's upcoming new series Helix. Unlike most of the announcements we've heard so far, Syfy actually has specific details on where their panels are taking place at SDDC, as well as what time.