Syfy orders 13 episodes of new Ron D. Moore series, Helix
New Ron D. Moore-written sci-fi thriller, Helix, is definitely going to series...
We knew that the chances of Ron D. Moore's new Syfy show being commissioned for a series were likelier than a likely thing on planet likely, so while not a surprise, the news that thirteen episodes of the sci-fi thriller are on their way is nonetheless very welcome.
The premise? A team of Disease Control scientists travel to the Arctic to investigate a possible outbreak. There, they find themselves in a life-or-death struggle that could determine mankind's future. If you're thinking it sounds a bit like The Thing, then we agree, but Battlestar Galactica's Ron D. Moore, the seventies sex lion of sci-fi television, will be sure to put his own wonderfully bearded stamp all over it.
Moore is set to executive produce the series with Contact's Lynda Obst, Lost's Steven Maeda, and pilot-writer Cameron Porsandeh. Casting and all that business will begin imminently, hopefully in time for an autumn debut. We'll bring you more as soon as it arrives.
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