Friday, March 28, 2014

Syfy Renews 'Helix' for Season 2

Ahead of its first season finale tonight, Syfy has renewed Helix for a second season, it was announced today by Bill McGoldrick, EVP, Original Content, Syfy. The 13-episode second season will commence production later this year, with an eye towards a winter 2015 premiere.

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

Over the course of its first season, Helix has averaged 2.1 million total viewers, 1.1 million Adults 25-54 and 1 million Adults 18-49.

Helix was created by co-executive producer Cameron Porsandeh and is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, Lynda Obst and Steven Maeda, who serves as showrunner. The series is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Kaji Productions and Lynda Obst Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Season one of Helix featured Billy Campbell, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kyra Zagorsky and Mark Ghanim√©, with guest stars Jordan Hayes, Meegwun Fairbrother and Neil Napier.