TV News: Syfy Greenlights Ronald D. Moore's HELIX

Friday, 08 March 2013

TV News

Though we’ve not had anything from BATTLESTAR GALACTICA mastermind Ronald D. Moore since CAPRICA’s cancellation in 2010, the writer/producer has had numerous irons in the fire including a TV spin-off of the 2001 movie A KNIGHT’S TALE, an adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's CROSS STITCH and an unnecessary sequel to I, ROBOT. While we wait to hear about the progress of those, Moore’s arctic-based thriller HELIX has now been given the greenlight by Syfy. For those unfamiliar, the concept of HELIX revolves around a team of scientists who travel to a research lab deep in the heart of the Antarctic to investigate a potentially Earth-threatening disease that must be contained at all costs.

Syfy were so impressed by HELIX that they skipped the pilot process all together in favour of a straight series order – sounds like we could be in for something very special indeed.

We’ll have more on HELIX as it develops…

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