Syfy's New Scripted Thriller 'Helix' Debuts Friday, January 10 at 10PM

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November 5th, 2013

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via press release:

SYFY’S NEW SCRIPTED THRILLER HELIX DEBUTS FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 AT 10 PM

 

NEW YORK – November 5, 2013 – Syfy’s newest original scripted series Helix will launch Friday, January 10 at 10PM (ET/PT).  Repeats of the premiere will air continuously on Syfy all-day Saturday, January 11 until 10PM (ET/PT).

 

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), the 13-episode drama stars Billy Campbell (The Killing, Killing Lincoln) and Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine, 47 Ronin).

 

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.

 

Campbell stars as Dr. Alan Farragut, leader of the Centers for Disease Control outbreak field team called upon to investigate and control a potential outbreak. Sanada also stars as Dr. Hiroshi Hatake, director of Arctic BioSystems and its mysterious viral research program.

 

Helix also stars Kyra Zagorsky (Supernatural) 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.

 

Helix is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Kaji Productions and Lynda Obst Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. Prolific director and producer Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights) is directing the premiere episode of Helix, which was written by creator and co-executive producer, Cameron Porsandeh.

 

About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television (http://www.sonypicturestelevision.com), a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers. It produces and distributes programming in every genre, around the world and for a multitude of platforms. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. SPT has 18 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 15 countries outside the U.S. and also maintains offices in 32 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 124 channel feeds available in 159 countries, reaching more than 800 million households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages SPE’s premium video website, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of cable channel Game Show Network (GSN), 3D channel 3net, premier horror/thriller website and VOD service FEARnet and national U.S media sales company ITN Networks, Inc. SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as in U.S. digital businesses including FEARnet, DrOz.com and PlayStation.

 

About Syfy

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

 

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  • DonJ1973

    Just saw the teaser on SyFy’s website. Looks good. I like Billy Campbell as the lead. I wonder how much Moore is involved in this project or if he’s just a name producer like JJ Abrams just attaching his name to this.

  • cimmer

    Might do well, bio thrillers often do but it all depends on the production values (non of the usual cheap CGI effects Syfy has been using too much of lately, very nineties) and story, and it would be nice if the actors actually give it a try and don’t just walk thru their roles which too often happens on Syfy stuff. I agree @DonJ1973, I’ve been burned by Syfy before having some ‘name’ attached to their stuff but it might as well be “Name” Presents such and such.

  • tv#1

    I am surprised it will be airing on Fridays. I know that used to be their big night for scripted programming, but it seemed like they shifted that night over to Mondays. Fridays seemed to be used for acquired scripted series. But I hope the show does well. It looks really good.

  • Connman

    yawn…

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