Helix, the TV show, has its pilot on SyFy tonight (Friday). Buzz has been building on YouTube and Facebook, and in countries including the UK and Canada. Let’s check out the show.
The show is described as ” an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind’s salvation…or total annihilation.”
Executive producer Ronald Moore also produced “Battlestar Galactica”, while other executive producers are also schooled in sci-fi–Lynda Obst (Contact) and Steven Maeda (Lost, CSI: Miami, The X-Files).
The cast includes:
-Billy Campbell as Dr. Alan Farragut, head of the Centers For Disease Control’s Special Pathogens Branch
-Kyra Zagorsky as Dr. Julie Walker (Farragut’s ex-wife), a Senior Scientist at the Centers For Disease Control
-Neil Napier as Dr. Peter Farragut (Farragut’s brother), a research scientist at the Arctic Biosystems facility working in mutagens.
-Jordan Hayes as Dr. Sarah Jordan, a member of Dr. Farragut’s rapid response team
-Hiroyuki Sanada (of “The Wolverine”) as Dr. Hiroshi Hatake, the charismatic head of the Arctic Biosystems research facility.
-Catherine Lemieux as Dr. Doreen Boyle, a veterinary pathologist and member of Dr. Farragut’s rapid response team
The show begins at 10 p.m. EDT.
Check out the first 15 minutes below, as well as photos from the show.