Syfy’s Helix took a cool story – an outbreak scenario – and turned it on its head in its season. For Season 2, Dr. Alan Farragut’s team is going to learn that there’s even more weirdness lying in wait as Ilaria, the company that owned Arctic Biosystems has tentacles that reach further than anyone could have expected.
Helix, Season 2 premieres on SyFy on Friday, January 16 at 10/9c. For more, follow the jump
Syfy’s Helix is spreading its contagion – currently shooting Season Two in Montreal, the how has added Steven Weber (Falling Skies, Dallas) and Matt Long (Jack & Bobby, Mad Men) to its cast.
In Season Two Dr. Alan Farragut’s team investigation of a new disease on a Windjammer cruise ship leads them to cult that hopes to create a utopian society. Weber will recure as Brother Michael, the cult’s charismatic leader while Long plays the newest member of the CDC team, Dr. Kyle Sommer. for further details, check out the press release after the jump.
Last Monday, Steven Maeda, showrunner of Syfy’s Helix (Mondays, 10/9C), and Kyra Zagorsky, one of the two female leads, talked with a group of journalists/bloggers about the 13-episode series and how it might appear to be an ‘outbreak’ show on the surface but there’s much more to it than that. As Maeda puts it, at some point, ‘what you thought the show was going to be about is not what the show is about…’
We also got an insight into Zagorsky’s process; a candidate for the eventual home video’s gag reel, and a hint or two about Helix’s ick-factor. All in all it was a very entertaining call.