Battlestar Galactica showrunner Ron Moore it returning to Syfy. The cable television network has given him a 13-episode greenlight for his new series, which has the working title Helix.
Described as an “intense thriller,” Helix follows a group of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who investigate a possible outbreak at a high-tech research facility in the Arctic. The team finds itself “pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation.”
“With its well-drawn characters, taut drama, and incredible production team, we couldn’t be more excited to see this intense thrill-ride of a series come to life,” Syfy’s Mark Stern said in a statement.
The expectation is that Helix will debut later this year. This isn’t the only project Moore has cooked up over the past few years, but it is the only one that has been greenlit NBC never moved forward with his supernatural police drama 17th Precinct, and nothing ever came of his ABC A Knight’s Tale series or Hangtown. Hopefully Moore will have more success now that he’s reteaming with Syfy.