A new trailer finally gives us a real look into Helix, the upcoming series from Battlestar Galactica creator Ron Moore. From the trailer, Helix appears to be an eerie sci-fi thriller with plenty of obvious callbacks to The Thing through both its visuals and plot. The 13-episode season will follow scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who venture down to an Arctic research facility to look into a possible outbreak. Things begin to go awry once they arrive, if Helix's very first trailer is any suggestion, things could eventually get even creepier than what we see here.
The show isn't premiering until Friday, January 10th, but Syfy is apparently already talking about its second season. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Syfy's president of original programming said at Comic-Con that the network was considering turning the series into an anthology, following a different set of characters in a different location every season. While that could make the series less of a character drama than Battlestar was, Helix's showrunner reportedly promises that its pilot won't push aside interesting characters just so that it can cram in plot hooks.