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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.