If we’re being completely honest, and if that’s not the point of our weird Internet relationship then why bother, I’ve spend most of the last 13 weeks forgetting that Helix even exists. I started out with a relatively high level of anticipation, what with Ronald D. Moore coming back to TV after a lengthy absence and Syfy getting back into the original content game instead of just churning out crappy creature features. But I missed the first episode, then the critics—including our own—were less than enthusiastic, and the show got pushed further and further down my list of priorities until it didn’t even register anymore. Even though I haven’t been tuning in, that doesn’t mean no one is watching Helix, and the network renewed the show for a second season. This quick teaser hints at grim times in store.
The season one finale left a lot of unanswered questions hanging in the air. People are missing, the Arctic Biosystems lab and headquarters has been burned to the ground, and the nefarious Narvik virus is about to go global. We’re talking about the worst world tour ever, with viscous black goo and angry zombies everywhere, as far as they eye can see. That’s going to be all kinds of bad news.
At the moment there’s no word beyond this as far as potential plot details, but there is now literally a world of possibilities and potential story ideas for them to follow. Production of the 13 episode season of Helix is set to begin later on this year. The fresh installments won’t air until sometime in 2015, so you’ll have a while to wait and speculate about the new directions the series might go.
Helix follows a team of Centers for Disease Control researchers as they battle the mysterious virus running wild in the secret Arctic base of a big biotech firm up to no good. The series stars Billy Campbell (The Killing) and averaged more than two million viewers per episode, including more than a million in the coveted 18-49 age range that the networks care so much about.
What do you think about this? Have you been watching Helix, and if so, will you continue to follow it into another season full of new adventures? Perhaps more importantly, what would you like to see from the show moving forward? Are there improvements, tweaks, changes, updates, and what not that would make the show better and more appetizing to you and the public at large? We’re curious what you’d like them to do, so sound off in the comments below.