11/12/2013 04:58 EST | Updated 11/12/2013 05:04 EST

'Helix' TV Show: Premiere Date Announced For Sci-Fi Thriller


Sci-fi fans, get ready! From the creative minds that brought you "Battlestar Galactica," "Lost," and "The X-Files," the premiere of sci-fi thriller "Helix" is less than two months away.

"Helix" debuts exclusively in Canada on Showcase and on SyFy in the U.S. on Friday, January 10 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. Starring Billy Campbell ("The Killing," "Killing Lincoln") and Hiroyuki Sanada ("The Wolverine," "47 Ronin"), "Helix" is executive-produced by Ronald D. Moore ("Battlestar Galactica," "Outlander"), Steven Maeda ("Lost," "The X-Files") and Lynda Obst ("Sleepless In Seattle," "Contact"). Moore also serves as showrunner, which should be pleasing to all the "BSG" nuts out there. The 13-episode drama is currently filming in Montreal.

"Helix" follows a team of scientists from the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) who travel to a high-tech research facility, Arctic BioSystems, to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that may hold the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation. But, of course, the lethal threat is just the tip of the iceberg, and as the virus evolves, the chilling truth begins to unravel.

Campbell stars as Dr. Alan Farragut, leader of the CDC outbreak field team called upon to investigate and control a potential outbreak. Sanada stars as Dr. Hiroshi Hatake, director of Arctic BioSystems and its mysterious viral research program.

"Helix" also stars Kyra Zagorsky ("Supernatural") as Dr. Julia Walker, Mark Ghanimé ("Emily Owens, M.D.") as Major Sergio Balleseros, Jordan Hayes ("House At The End Of The Street") as Dr. Sarah Jordan, Meegwun Fairbrother as Daniel Aerov, Catherine Lemieux ("White House Down") as Dr. Doreen Boyle and Neil Napier ("Riddick") as Dr. Peter Farragut. Jeri Ryan ("Star Trek: Voyager") will be guest-starring.

Another little tidbit of good news: prolific director and producer Jeffrey Reiner ("Friday Night Lights") is directing the premiere episode of "Helix." Full hearts, indeed.

The premiere of "Helix" airs in Canada on Showcase and on SyFy in the U.S. on Friday, January 10 at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

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