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Helix Season 1: Secrets Trailer VIDEO
Unearth more secrets about the deadly new virus on Helix.
Don’t miss the series premiere Friday, January 10 at 10|9c, only on Syfy.
I’m going to give this series a look because 1. Ron Moore. Extremely coincidently, my college-age son has started watching Battlestar Galactica (RDM) for the first time. He knows what a huge BSG fangirl I was and am so he talks about each episode and it reminds me of what great work Ron Moore and his team did. I’d love to get as turned on to another series as I did with BSG and after watching all the previews and interviews for Helix, I think very much that this could be it (I also plan on buying the whole Battlestar Galactica series and rewatching it–start to finish–over the winter–I have a craving I need to satisfy). 2. OMG, there is both a slightly heavy-set woman and man in the cast! This almost never happens. Kudos to casting for a having a couple of ‘real’ people in the cast! 3. Finally, I do find the lead, Billy Campbell, very appealing and I’ve missed him in a series since ABC’s Once and Again went off the air. So three compelling enough reasons–plus it looks totally freaky and smart. Must get spouse to watch with me because I’m too big a chicken, otherwise.
Helix - Episode 1.01 – Pilot – Full Set of Promotional Photos
Source: Hollywood Reporter
For more info on the show, visit: http://www.Syfy.com/Helix
Helix Season 1: Overview Trailer VIDEO
Helix – Cast Promotional Photos
HELIX Character Descriptions
DR. ALAN FARRAGUT (Billy Campbell)
As a top pathologist at the CDC, he is first and foremost a man of science, having dedicated his life to understanding, controlling and containing viruses and infectious diseases. An affair between his wife, Julia Walker, and his brother, Peter Farragut, has left Alan closed off emotionally. Now, he finds himself forced to deal with emotions old and new when tasked to save his estranged brother Peter who has become infected with a deadly virus.
DR. HIROSHI HATAKE (Hiroyuki Sanada)
Brimming with confidence, menace, hypnotic charm and brilliance, he is the true mastermind behind Arctic Biosystems. As our team arrives at the base, Hatake’s charm will give way to his mysterious and sometimes ominous presence.
DR. JULIA WALKER (Kyra Zagorsky)
Cellular Biologist. Strong, independent, and smart – a nononsense kind of woman. Walker was doing ground-breaking research with virus vectors at the CDC when her affair with Peter, a momentary lapse in judgment, imploded her entire world. She isolated herself in fieldwork only to be brought back into the fold when she’s notified of Peter’s illness.
DR. SARAH JORDAN (Jordan Hayes)
Virologist. Whip smart, ambitious, and calculated, yet incredibly naïve. A control freak at heart, Jordan excels at being able to construct highly controlled experiments and is quickly becoming one of the greatest viral pathologist of her time, but, for Jordan, her rise to notoriety isn’t happening fast enough.
MAJOR SERGIO BALLESEROS (Mark Ghanimé)
A military engineer with a dark secret. A childhood surrounded by death while growing up in the favelas of Brazil led to an adulthood mired in black ops and clandestine missions.
DANIEL AEROV (Meegwun Fairbrother)
Hatake’s right-hand man and adopted son. Taciturn, guarded. He’s the very definition of a follower. Daniel is Hatake’s loyal retainer. This base and Hatake are all he’s ever known of the outside world or of family.
Dr. DOREEN BOYLE (Catherine Lemieux)
An accomplished veterinary pathologist, she has seen and heard just about everything. Some may think she’s a little rough around the edges but for Doreen, she sees it as well-voiced pragmatisms.
DR. PETER FARRAGUT (Neil Napier)
Alan’s brother. Charming and charismatic but flawed. Jealousy has been his ultimate downfall, particularly of his brother’s success. Then came Walker. We first meet Peter after he’s been infected by a deadly and mysterious virus.
Helix Season 1: Infected Trailer VIDEO
People are changing, but into what?
Don’t miss Helix a jaw-dropping new series from the creator of Battlestar Galactica.
Helix premieres Friday, January 10 at 10|9c, only on Syfy.
For more info on the show, visit: http://www.Syfy.com/Helix
Helix Season 1: Laws of Nature Extended Trailer VIDEO
Helix. The truth will spread.
Executive Producer Ron Moore, creator of Battlestar Galactica, presents a ground-breaking sci-fi thriller. Helix premieres Friday, January 10 at 10/9c, only on Syfy.
Syfy has finalized a 13-episode straight-to-series order to Helix, a dark thriller from Ronald D. Moore, marking Battlestar Galactica developer/executive producer’s return to the network. Steven Maeda (Lost, CSI: Miami) has come on board as showrunner of the project, written by Cameron Porsandeh. ( March 08, 2013 )
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Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to the high-tech research facility Arctic Biosystems, to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that may hold the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation. However, the lethal threat is just the tip of the iceberg, and as the virus evolves, the chilling truth begins to unravel..
The creative team behind Helix are Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) and Steven Maeda (Lost). The Writer/Co-Executive Producer is Cameron Porsandeh.
After the jump: Helix – Begins Production – Press Release
Source: TV Guide
Helix – Begins Production – Press Release
SYFY’S NEW SCRIPTED THRILLER “HELIX” FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER RONALD D. MOORE (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) AND SONY PICTURES TELEVISION BEGINS PRODUCTION IN MONTREAL WITH FINAL CAST SET
BILLY CAMBPELL, HIROYUKI SANADA, KYRA ZAGORSKY, MARK GHANIMÉ AND JORDAN HAYES STAR, WITH MEEGWUN FAIRBROTHER, CATHERINE LEMIEUX AND NEIL NAPIER ROUNDING MAIN CAST
JEFFREY REINER (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) HELMING PREMIERE EPISODE
NEW YORK – July 31, 2013 – Syfy’s newest original scripted series Helix from Sony Pictures Television began production this past weekend in Montreal, Canada. The 13-episode drama is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), Steven Maeda (Lost, The X-Files) who is also showrunner, and Lynda Obst (Sleepless in Seattle, Contact). Cameron Porsandeh, who wrote the pilot, will serve as a Co-Executive Producer.
Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that may hold the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation. However, the lethal threat is just the tip of the iceberg, and as the virus evolves, the chilling truth begins to unravel.
Billy Campbell (The Killing, Killing Lincoln) stars as Dr. Alan Farragut, leader of the Centers for Disease Control outbreak field team called upon to investigate and control a potential “hot zone” at a remote Arctic research facility. Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine, 47 Ronin) also stars as Dr. Hiroshi Hataki, director of the outpost and its mysterious viral research program.
Helix also stars Kyra Zagorsky (Soldiers of the Apocalypse) as Dr. Julia Walker, Mark Ghanimé (Emily Owens, M.D.) as Major Sergio Balleseros, Jordan Hayes (House at the End of the Street) as Dr. Sarah Jordan, Meegwun Fairbrother as Daniel Aerov, Catherine Lemieux (White House Down) as Dr. Doreen Boyle and Neil Napier (Riddick) as Dr. Peter Farragut.
Prolific director and producer Jeffrey Reiner is directing the premiere episode of Helix. Reiner directed multiple episodes of notable television series such as the critically acclaimed and award-winning Friday Night Lights, Awake and The Event. Reiner previously worked with Syfy directing the 90-minute pilot of the Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica.
Helix is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Kaji Productions and Lynda Obst Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Helix – Season 1 – Two Show Featurettes [VIDEO]