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'Battlestar Galactica' writer bringing new series to SyFy

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

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?


Details
Show:
- Battlestar Galactica
- Caprica
Person:
- Ronald D. Moore
Network:
- Syfy

Written by: kyleiam
Jan 16th, 2013, 8:52 am

ankjevik

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Message Posted On Jan 16th, 2013, 3:52 pm

so then this BS is going to "take Alphas place"!?!? if its a 1000 part as boring as battlestar i would rather shoot my self in my foot then to watch it...  

spidey07

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Message Posted On Jan 16th, 2013, 11:57 am

the BSG franchise has been successful! mind ya i think SyFy was a little to quick to pull the plug on Caprica! granted it was a little slow at the beginning, then, just like a lot of series that end up getting cancelled, were just a little too slow at getting the great story going! it would of been great to see where that show would of taken us!! now for Helix, im definately pumped to see what this show will be like! definately by the title name it has to deal with DNA!

mcw

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Message Posted On Jan 16th, 2013, 11:12 am

The way Syfy is handling shows now - even if it gets picked up, get ready for a cancellation within a season.

matt4848

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Message Posted On Jan 16th, 2013, 9:20 am

It makes me want to cry... So close and yet so far... Blood and CHROME anyone?

CommanderBalok
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Message Posted On Jan 16th, 2013, 8:56 am

I'd at least give it a look. I haven't been disappointed by the man so far.

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