Breaking TV News: Syfy Renews HELIX for Season 2

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Press Release: Helix, Syfy’s chilling scripted drama, has been renewed for a second season, it was announced today by Bill McGoldrick, EVP, Original Content, Syfy. The 13-episode second season will commence production later this year, with an eye towards a winter 2015 premiere.

Said McGoldrick, “Helix has built one of our most loyal and consistent audiences in its first season on Syfy. The incredibly talented writing and producing team have crafted a thriller that consistently delivered suspense, twists and high quality drama. We look forward to growing this passionate audience in what promises to be an even more memorable second season.”

Helix premiered on January 10, 2014, as the top cable scripted entertainment program in the time period, and helping Syfy rank as the #2 cable entertainment network among both Adults 25-54 (1.6 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.3 million). Since its premiere, Helix has averaged 2.1 million total viewers, 1.1 million Adults 25-54 and 1 million Adults 18-49. [Read more…]

HELIX Season Finale Preview: Can A Virus Creating Immortals Be Stopped?

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When HELIX first premiered it was easy to assume that the virus that had infected the Vectors was something destructive and must be cured. But as the series went on, viewers learned how the virus was carefully manufactured to create a crisis specific enough to lure Julia Walker (Kyra ZaorskY) along with the CDC team helmed by Dr. Alan Farragut (Billy Campbell) to the remote Artic Bio Labs – all because the virus needed to be tested and Julia, as the biological child of Hatake (Hiroyuki Sanada), was selected to be the perfect test candidate.

So infecting Alan’s brother Peter (Neil Napier), one of the Artic Bio Labs researchers, was all just part of a master plan to help an already immortal group of people (known simply as “The 500”) find a way to infect the entire planet and weed out the undesirables; thereby expanding their race of immortals who would be the only remaining survivors.

Sounds a bit convoluted, but that is essentially how HELIX played out. It was not an uncontained virus run amuck, but rather a strategic plan to lure the necessary people to one location under the perfect testing conditions. [Read more…]

HELIX Scoop: Guest star Jeri Ryan and EP Steve Maeda Talk About the Mysterious Newcomer Constance Sutton

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As Syfy’s HELIX picks up steam and cranks up the action, this week’s new episode entitled “Survivor Zero” introduces mysterious newcomer Constance Sutton (Jeri Ryan). Sutton’s role is protect the Artic Bio Systems research at all costs. But exactly how far will she go? What are the limits to her own humanity when it comes to her mission?

In a press conference call, special guest star Jeri Ryan and executive producer Steve Maeda talked about what kinds of trouble Sutton will be stirring up for the survivors and the CDC. [Read more…]

HELIX Scoop: Mark Ghanimé and Catherine Lemieux Talk About Their Characters Sergio Balleseros and Doreen Boyle

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Syfy’s virus-thriller series HELIX is pulling out all the stops as two of its primary characters look to be infected already. Safe so far are Major Sergio Balleseros (Mark Ghanimé) and Doreen Boyle (Catherine Lemieux). But as already seen, no one is safe. The attempts to quarantine and keep segregated the infected until a cure can be found has not worked. Thus, it is up to Balleseros and Boyle to find the source of the virus as quickly as possible, if anyone is going to be saved. But with arctic monkeys and squirrely executives making both their jobs more difficult, it remains to be seen how successful they are. In a recent press conference call, stars Mark Ghanimé and Catherine Lemieux provided their candid perspective on the creepy virus and where the show is headed. [Read more…]

HELIX Scoop: Billy Campbell and Jordan Hayes Talk The Challenges of Fighting an Unseen Killer

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Three episodes into the HELIX story and it seems like everyone is getting infected faster than they can come up with a cure. But because a mutating virus cannot be seen readily by the human eye, they can strike anywhere, any time and anyone. It is even more scary when one is found in a remote area without ready access to help and escape. Syfy’s new drama series HELIX offers a fine-tuned virus thriller set a research facility in the Arctic. In a recent press conference call, stars Billy Campbell and Jordan Hayes talked about the mysterious nature of the virus and how it effects in the infected and other challenges of this type of silent-killer thriller. [Read more…]

HELIX Scoop: Kyra Zagorsky and EP Steve Maeda Talk The Complexities of HELIX’s Outbreak

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Viruses are scary because they are a silent killer. They can strike anywhere, any time and anyone. They are even more scary when found in remote areas without ready access to help and escape. Syfy’s new drama series HELIX offers a fine-tuned virus thriller set a research facility in the Arctic. In a recent press conference call, star Kyra Zagorsky and executive producer Steve Maeda talked about the mysterious nature of the virus and how it effects in the infected and other challenges of this type of silent-killer thriller. [Read more…]

HELIX Preview: A Killer Virus Tale That Will Give You The Chills

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Viruses are scary because they are a silent killer. They can strike anywhere, any time and anyone. They are even more scary when found in remote areas without ready access to help and escape. Syfy’s new drama series HELIX offers a fine-tuned virus thriller set a research facility in the Arctic. [Read more…]

Mark Your Calendars: Syfy Announces Premiere Dates for HELIX and BITTEN, Sets Return Dates for LOST GIRL, BEING HUMAN

Press Release: Syfy will kick off 2014 with seven new and returning original series in January including HELIX from Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) – a two episode premiere with limited commercial interruptions airing on Friday, January 10 at 10/9c – and Opposite Worlds, the competition reality event – the channel’s first weekly live series broadcast – debuting on Tuesday, January 21 at 10/9c. [Read more…]