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SyFy greenlights 'Helix,' new apocalyptic TV series from 'Battlestar Galactica' creator

The SyFy television network this week officially greenlit Helix, a new scripted series fromBattlestar Galactica showrunner Ronald D. Moore. Thursday's announcement confirmsearlier reports of Moore's involvement, though the network has yet to name a release date, saying only that the show will debut "later this year."

In a press release, SyFy described Helix (a working title) as "an intense thriller" about a team of scientists from the Center for Disease Control. After being sent to the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, they soon become entangled in a far more apocalyptic affair, facing "a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind?s salvation or total annihilation."

There's no word yet on casting, though the film's producers boast a sterling pedigree. Joining Moore as executive producers are Lynda Obst, who produced Contact in 1997, and Steven Maeda, who served as co-executive producer on Lost, and worked as a story editor on The X-Files.

Source: The Verge

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Ron.D.Moore = Sold (Y)

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Post apocalyptic scifi, count me in!

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I bet it's going to be awesome unless Syfy can find some way to screw it up.

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Cool teaser. The show sounds cool, but I have no doubt Sci-Fi will cancel it too soon or obfuscate it into oblivion just like they have done in the past with other shows.

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Via Deadline, we?ve learned that ?Hannibal,? ?Breaking Bad? and ?Twilight? director David Slade will helm the pilot episode for Syfy and Moore?s ?Helix,? which was recently given a 13-episode order.

Produced by Sony Pictures TV and written by Cameron Porsandeh, Moore?s ?Helix? follows a team of scientists investigating a possible disease outbreak at an Arctic research facility who find themselves trying to protect the world from annihilation. Under show-runner Steven Maeda (?LOST,? ?CSI:Miami?) the series will start production this summer for likely late 2013 debut.

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Ron.D.Moore = Sold (Y)

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Sounds cool.

I need something to replace Fringe. Falling skies 3rd season is not really good so far imo.

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looks good so far i suppose we will find out next year, kind reminds me of a mix between the Andromeda strain and resident evil.

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Syfy?s upcoming buzzworthy Ron Moore project ?Helix? has yet to shoot a single frame of official footage, but you?d never know it from the buzz and advertising floating around Comic-Con 2013. Supporting the spread of ?Helix? is the first major casting announced today, that ?The Killing? star Billy Campbell will take the lead role in the sci-fi thriller, which has also issued a brand-new teaser!

Deadline first revealed the casting, namely that Campbell would play the leading role of Dr. Alan Farragut, an emotionally troubled CDC pathologist. Farragut has recently endured and continues to get over a failed marriage, wherein his wife had an affair with his brother, the same brother who now needs his help after becoming infected with a deadly disease.

Produced by Sony Pictures TV, directed by David Slade (?Hannibal,? ?Breaking Bad?), and written by Cameron Porsandeh, Moore?s ?Helix? follows a team of scientists investigating a possible disease outbreak at an Arctic research facility who find themselves trying to protect the world from annihilation. Under showrunner Steven Maeda (?LOST,? ?CSI: Miami?) the series will start production this summer for likely late 2013 debut.

http://screencrush.com/syfy-ron-moore-helix-billy-campbell/

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wait...does this not arrive till next year? 

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Damn it I need more then these little teasers 

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These teasers are making me want to see it more and more

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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 na?ve. 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 Ghanim?)

 

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.

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I want to see this.

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I can't wait to see this.

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