Syfy’s ‘Helix’ Renewed For Second Season

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Ahead of tonight’s season finale, Syfy has ordered a 13 episode second season of Helix.

Created by Cameron Porsandeh and executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, Helix follows 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. Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the drama stars Billy Campbell, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kyra Zagorsky, Mark Ghanimé, Jordan Hayes, Meegwun Fairbrother, Catherine Lemieux and Neil Napier.

Across its first season Helix has been averaging  2.1 million total viewers, 1.1 million Adults 25-54 and 1 million Adults 18-49. The renewal, which comes at a time of change at Syfy with Bill McGoldrick have recently been appointed to replace Mark Stern as Executive Vice-President of Original Content, follows on from the recent 26 episode fifth season renewal for Haven and the green-light for event series Ascension.

Helix has built one of our most loyal and consistent audiences in its first season on Syfy. The incredibly talented writing and producing team have crafted a thriller that consistently delivered suspense, twists and high quality drama”, said McGoldrick. “We look forward to growing this passionate audience in what promises to be an even more memorable second season.”