Ron D. Moore's Helix nears season order

News Louisa Mellor
17 Jan 2013 - 07:48

Syfy is on the brink of ordering thirteen episodes of a brand new dark, sci-fi thriller, executive produced by Ronald D. Moore...

The last we heard from Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek's Ronald D Moore, he was preparing for I, Robot 2 and poised to adapt Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series for Starz. That's evidently not a busy enough slate for Mr Moore, as now comes news that final negotiations are taking place for his executive produced series Helix to be picked up by Syfy.

Helix is being billed as a dark, sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists researching a disease outbreak in the Arctic, and is currently this close (I'm holding up my thumb and forefinger) to receiving a green light for a thirteen-episode season order from the US cable network, which is so keen to lock down the Moore-produced show, it's not even asking for a pilot, a bold move increasingly seen from the good people of Syfy in recent months.

Helix comes from a spec script by newcomer Cameron Porsandeh. We'll keep you posted as soon as more news arrives.


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