Syfy orders Helix

US cable network Syfy has partnered with the creator of Battlestar Galactica for a new 13-part scripted series called Helix (working title).



Ronald D Moore will executive produce the show with Lynda Obst, Steven Maeda and co-executive producer Cameron Porsandeh. It will be produced by Sony Pictures Television.

Helix, described as an intense thriller, follows a team of scientists from the Centres for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak and find themselves caught in a life-and-death struggle.

Production is expected to start soon ahead of its debut this year.

Source: Syfy / Futon Critic