Exclusive First Look: Meet the Cast of Helix — Plus Our Advice for the Syfy Thriller's Characters

On Friday, Jan. 10 at 10/9c, Syfy will raise the curtain on its latest original scripted series, Helix — and TVLine has an exclusive guide to “Who’s who” in this chilling thriller.

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The premise: Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are deployed to a cutting-edge research facility nestled in the arctic, to investigate a possible outbreak. In addition to the deadly threat, extremely remote location and maze-like subterranean confines, for good measure there’s also personal drama at hand, seeing as Dr. Alan Farragut, the man leading the CDC effort, has complicated ties not just to a member of his team but also to someone at the research lab.

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Will the CDC be able to comprehend, let alone treat, what they discover? If the virus isn’t airborne, how is it transmitted? How many hidden agendas are in play?
Take a moment to meet the characters of Helix, which is executive-produced by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), showrunner Steven Maeda (Lost) and Lynda Obst (Contact). And our advice to you: Watch this on a big-screen TV, with the lights out.

Comments (16)

  • All those “serious” stares?


    Comment by John 1138 – December 18, 2013 07:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That is hilarious

      Comment by Henry A. Otero (Hanko9) – December 18, 2013 07:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • LOL, seriously :-) Nothing like judging a book (show) by it’s cover.

        Comment by wrstlgirl – December 18, 2013 08:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • And the purpose of promotional photos is what again?

          Comment by John 1138 – December 18, 2013 09:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • For publicity, obviously, but to decide whether or not to watch a show based on these still photos is very short sighted. To each their own, I plan on watching before I make a decision.

            Comment by wrstlgirl – December 18, 2013 09:25 AM PDT  
    • What an astute observation. Viral outbreaks should be fun!!!!

      Comment by Lauren – December 18, 2013 08:45 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • “Downer” television just isn’t for me and that’s what those photo’s appear to be selling.

      As to “judging” that’s precisely WHY they release promotional photos. Granted they expect positive judgement, but they intend for there to be judgement. And I judged none of those images to be a positive argument for watching that show.

      YMMV as usual.

      Comment by John 1138 – December 18, 2013 09:13 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • It looks like the usual supernatural thriller – which doesn’t mean it’s a downer. Frankly, it could be very interesting to have a more serious (but not downer) treatment of the whole vampire thing (because you have to know that’s what this must be).

        Comment by tarc – December 18, 2013 07:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Seriously, must every show have a promo shot of a woman stripping down with a tight tank top underneath. Is that like a new rule in Hollywood or something?

    Comment by Dav – December 18, 2013 09:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love how you say “while other infectees turned into [spoiler]“. I think it’s pretty clear from the picture what the people turn into.

    Comment by April – December 18, 2013 09:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ohh, she was married to one brother and then had an affair with the other? Sounds original and unexpected. If that’s the most exciting plot the writers are able to come up with, count me out.

    Comment by Ewa – December 18, 2013 09:53 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was going to complain that this sounds a lot like The Andromeda Strain, but it occurs to me that RDM’s greatest success has been in taking an existing/tired concept and taking it in new directions. So I’m actually encouraged.

    Comment by Planck Hate (@planckhate) – December 18, 2013 01:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Surprised nobody has mentioned that Alphas was cancelled, Eureka was ended, Warehouse 13 is about to end, and this is what SyFy give us instead?

    Comment by Scott – December 19, 2013 03:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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