During the night, the first trailer for Syfy’s newest sci-fi thriller series Helix, from Executive Producer Ron Moore, has arrived. From this promo, I have to say I’m quite excited to check this out.
The synopsis for the show: Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that may hold the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation. However, the lethal threat is just the tip of the iceberg, and as the virus evolves, the chilling truth begins to unravel.
From this trailer, it feels like a mix of X-Files and The Thing to me. I think it will do well, even though it is slotted for a Friday night, but the real question will be, does it have legs to last more than a few episodes without losing itself. Helix will premiere on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 10pm EST on the Syfy channel.