In what has to be considered fantastic news for "Battlestar Galactica" fans such as myself, the man behind the reboot is bringing a new series to SyFy.
Ron Moore, developer and executive producer of "Battlestar Galactica" and its prequel series "Caprica," is finalizing a deal for a 13 episode straight-to-series order for "Helix" at the network. SyFy has reportedly been playing with potential straight-to-series orders for its original series, bypassing the traditional pilot stage, and teaming with Moore seems to be a safe bet for that strategy.
Moore is currently under an overall deal at Sony Pictures TV, which is backing the new series. "Helix" revolves around a team of scientists looking into a possible disease outbreak at an Arctic research facility who find themselves trying to protect the world from annihilation. The script was written by Cameron Porsandeh, who will join Moore and Lynda Obst ("Hot in Cleveland") as executive producers on the project. The network is reportedly eyeing a premiere for later this year.
"Battlestar Galactica" was a bit like catching lightning in a bottle, but the concept for "Helix" seems strong enough that I'm looking forward to this new series. What do you think about Moore returning to SyFy?