Syfy has given a straight-to-series order for Helix, a thriller from Battlestar Galactica's creator Ron Moore. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network picked up the series for 13 episodes on Thursday.The Walking Dead and The Thing, Helix is about a team of scientists from the Centers of Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves in a struggle that holds the key to mankind's salvation or total annihilation."With its well-drawn characters, taut drama and incredible production team, we couldn't be more excited to see this intense thrill ride of a series come to life," said Mark Stern, Syfy's president of original content.Moore will executive-produce the thriller, alongside Lynda Obst, Steven Maeda and Cameron Porsandeh, who wrote the pilot.
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