Billy Campbell to Headline Syfy's Helix

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Syfy Helix Stars Billy CampbellThe 4400 alum Billy Campbell is returning to the NBCU family, as the lead in Battlestar boss Ronald D. Moore’s Helix series for Syfy.

The thriller follows a team of Centers for Disease Control scientists who travel to the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak. Once there, they find themselves involved in a life-and-death struggle “that holds the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation.”

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Campbell, per our sister site Deadline, will star as Dr. Alan Farragut, the team’s leader who is still reeling from the affair his wife had with his brother (who has been infected with a mysterious, fatal disease. Decisions!).

Campbell’s other TV credits include NatGeo’s Killing Lincoln, two seasons of The Killing, The O.C. and Once and Again.

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Helix starts production later this month in Montreal, with an eye on a January 2014 debut.

Comments (9)

  • I really hope we get annihilated, it gets SOOO boring being saved all the time on all of the other shows! Let us be wiped out for once!

    Comment by Dragonsi – July 17, 2013 08:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • we already kinda did on The Walking Dead.

      Comment by Eli – July 17, 2013 08:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This kind of sound like “The Last Ship”

    Comment by carrionne – July 17, 2013 09:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Rocketeer to the rescue!

    Comment by Quinn Mallory – July 17, 2013 10:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • It’s about time they announced some casting for this!
    I don’t know why but I’ve never really liked Billy Campbell, he was a bit “too much” in The 4400 and The Killing.

    Comment by Cherry – July 18, 2013 03:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agreed, but he was fantastic in Once and Again!

      Comment by K2 – July 18, 2013 07:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was thinking they had already cast Corey Stoll in this, and then realized that he was cast in Del Toro’s “The Strain.” xD

      Comment by DL – July 18, 2013 08:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow Billy Campbell, you have not aged well.

    Comment by Dav – July 18, 2013 07:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
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