“The Killing’s” Billy Campbell stars in the 13-episode drama about a team of scientists from the CDC investigating a disease outbreak.
Battlestar Galactica‘s Ron Moore returns to the small screen with Syfy’s Helix, his first series following the conclusion of prequel spinoffCaprica, and The Hollywood Reporter has the exclusive first-look at the drama.
Helix, which bypassed the traditional pilot stage and was picked up straight to series in March, centers on a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak. There, they find themselves in a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation.
The Killing‘s Billy Campbell stars as CDC pathologist Dr. Alan Farragut, who first and foremost is a man of science, having dedicated his life to understanding and containing infectious diseases.
Moore will executive produce the drama alongside Lynda Obst (Contact), Steven Maeda (Lost, The X-Files) and Cameron Porsandeh, who wrote the pilot script for the Sony Pictures Television entry.
The mastermind in charge of the top-secret research happening there will be played by Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine, Revenge, Lost). Walker, the estranged former wife of Campbell’s character, will be played by Kyra Zagorsky, while Balleseros, the U.S. military liaison to the CDC with a dangerous agenda of his own, will be played by Mark Ghanime.
Moore said at Comic-Con that the series launches with an outbreak and the CDC team learns that the “research that they’re involved in has both the potential to save humanity and destroy humanity.”
Helix premieres in 2014. Check out the first-look photos above, and below, and hit the comments with your thoughts. Will you watch?