If you haven’t had the chance to catch Syfy’s new thriller, Helix – which we gave an A (we noted that the series even makes the bossa nova creepy) – but figured it was too late, then tonight’s marathon will give you the chance to binge-watch the first five episodes and be ready for episode six, Antigatica, tomorrow night.
Tonight’s marathon begins at 6/5C. Tomorrow night’s ep is in its regular Friday timeslot (10/9C). Follow the jump for times and episode titles in the press release.
CATCH-UP ON SYFY’S NEW HIT THRILLER HELIX
5-Episode Marathon Begins Thursday, February 6th at 6 PM
All-New Episodes Air Fridays at 10 PM
NEW YORK – February 5, 2014 – Embrace the Polar Vortex, bundle up and enjoy this week’s catch-up marathon of Syfy’s infectious new series Helix beginning Thursday, February 6 at 6:00 PM.
6:00 PM Episode 101 – “Pilot”
7:00 PM Episode 102 – “Vector”
8:00 PM Episode 103 – “274”
9:00 PM Episode 104 – “Single Strand”
10:00 PM Episode 105 – “The White Room”
The next night, Friday, February 7 at 10:00PM an all-new episode of Helix airs during the series’ regular timeslot. In the episode entitled, “Antiqatiga,” Dr. Farragut (Billy Campbell) and Dr. Jordan (Jordan Hayes) make headway in decoding the virus while Dr. Hatake (Hiroyuki Sanada) secretly attempts to ‘cure’ Dr. Walker (Kyra Zagorsky) before the Illaria Corporation’s reinforcements arrive at the base.
Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to the high-tech research facility, Arctic Biosystems, 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.
Billy Campbell (Killing Lincoln, The Killing) stars as Dr. Alan Farragut, leader of the Centers for Disease Control outbreak field team called upon to investigate and control a potential outbreak. Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine, 47 Ronin) also stars as Dr. Hiroshi Hatake, director of Arctic Biosystems and its mysterious viral research program.
Helix also stars Kyra Zagorsky (Supernatural) as Dr. Julia Walker; Mark Ghanimé (Emily Owens, M.D.) as Major Sergio Balleseros; Jordan Hayes (House at the End of the Street) as Dr. Sarah Jordan; Meegwun Fairbrother as Daniel Aerov; Catherine Lemieux (White House Down) as Dr. Doreen Boyle, and Neil Napier (Riddick) as Dr. Peter Farragut.
Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), Steven Maeda (Lost, The X-Files) who is also showrunner, Lynda Obst (Contact, Sleepless in Seattle), and Brad Turner (Hawaii Five-0, 24) are Executive Producers. The 13-episode series is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Kaji Productions and Lynda Obst Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. Prolific director and producer Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights) directed the premiere episode, which was written by creator and co-executive producer, Cameron Porsandeh.
Photo by Philippe Bosse/Courtesy of Syfy