Huge Helix news today! We have a Canadian premiere date for this upcoming science fiction series. We'll be treated to 13 episodes of Helix starting Friday January 10, 2014 on Showcase. I'm so excited for this show, it has the scary outbreak setting plus a conspiracy vibe to boot. January is already shaping up to be a very exciting month for TV.
Here are all the details about Helix from a media release:
"NEW SCI-FI THRILLER HELIX PREMIERES FRIDAY, JANUARY 10 AT 10 PM ON SHOWCASE
Hotly Anticipated New Series From Battlestar Galactica Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore
TORONTO, November 12, 2013 - Showcase's newest series Helix debuts exclusively in Canada on Friday, January 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Starring Billy Campbell (The Killing, Killing Lincoln) and Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine, 47 Ronin), Helix is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), Steven Maeda (Lost, The X-Files) who is also showrunner, and Lynda Obst (Sleepless in Seattle, Contact). The 13-episode drama is currently filming in Montreal.
Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to the high-tech research facility, Arctic BioSystems to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that may hold the key to mankind's salvation or total annihilation. However, the lethal threat is just the tip of the iceberg, and as the virus evolves, the chilling truth begins to unravel.
Campbell stars as Dr. Alan Farragut, leader of the Centers for Disease Control outbreak field team called upon to investigate and control a potential outbreak. Sanada also stars as Dr. Hiroshi Hatake, director of Arctic BioSystems and its mysterious viral research program.
Helix also stars Kyra Zagorsky (Supernatural) as Dr. Julia Walker, Mark Ghanimé (Emily Owens, M.D.) as Major Sergio Balleseros, Jordan Hayes (House at the End of the Street) as Dr. Sarah Jordan, Meegwun Fairbrother as Daniel Aerov, Catherine Lemieux (White House Down) as Dr. Doreen Boyle and Neil Napier (Riddick) as Dr. Peter Farragut. Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Voyager) guest stars.
Helix is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Kaji Productions and Lynda Obst Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. Prolific director and producer Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights) is directing the premiere episode of Helix, which was written by creator and co-executive producer, Cameron Porsandeh."