The Helix Season 2 Extended Trailer Is Creepy But Kind of Awesome

The Syfy show Helix is certainly no stranger to creepy TV, but it seems like the show is kicking things up a notch with this new extended look at Season 2. If this clip is any indication of what is in store for us this season on Helix, things are going to be pretty creepy and pretty awesome. Check it out:

We already know that Season 2 will feature inhabitants of some strange cult-like group that is led by a world-class geneticist, played by Steven Weber. Creepy cult-like communities led by geneticists aside, can we just take a second to talk about that video, specifically the nastiness that was that first victim who had the awful pustule things bursting out of his mouth? It makes me shiver just thinking about it! If this show knows how to do one thing right, it’s creating nasty-looking viruses. Grossness aside, this sneak peek has gotten me so excited about Season 2 of Helix. The disease is completely disgusting and utterly terrifying, as usual. However, unlike the first season, it seems this season will not be focusing on a viral outbreak, but instead investigating a fungus that causes the horrible pustules to appear on your body, the violent outbursts--am I the only one who wants to know the story on what happened to the two guys that killed each other?-- and ultimately death.

Syfy has announced that some big changes are coming to Season 2 of the show, and from the looks of this trailer, it seems those changes are only going to be good (also creepy, did I mention creepy?). While Season 1 primarily stayed put in the Arctic Biosystems lab, Season 2 will get our favorite CDC scientists, still headed up by Dr. Allan Farragut (played by Billy Campbell), out of the labs and into the great outdoors. Upon the discovery of the corpse-filled (plus one lucky survivor) boat that we see in the sneak peek, Dr. Farragut and his team will be heading out to the island that seems to have started this entire mess. Of course, the island is not just your average tropical paradise.

While the changes to the show look intense and awesome, I’m really curious how this incredibly new story and setting will play into last season (namely focusing on the big questions we have surrounding Jules and Sarah). Regardless of how the creative team will tie the two seasons together, I think this drastically different tone to the show’s sophomore season should keep the show fresh and keep audiences guessing. I can’t wait to see what Helix has in store for us.

Helix will return to the Syfy network on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 10/9c.