This morning, on the eve of the season 1 finale, Syfy has announced that they are renewing Helix for a season 2.
The Sci-Fi drama premiered on Jan 10 2014, and blew up the network with its mix of drama, suspense, visceral visuals, and some genuinely great performances from the cast. This all helped to create a show that the fans really connected with, even going as far as to creating a #RenewHelix movement on Twitter and other social networks, in hopes of seeing this show have another season.
The show, which was set in the Arctic, follows a team of scientists and support people from the CDC, sent to a research facility to investigate a mysterious virus outbreak, staring Billy Campbell, Kyra Zagorsky, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Mark Ghanime, turned out to be a huge hit for the SyFy network. The premiere episode opened to over 1.8 million viewers and grew by 65% in L+3 DVR returns to end at over 2.8 million viewers as well as shattering network records for the friday timeslot. Helix then went on to average 2.1 million viewers per episode. Bill McGoldrick, EVP Original Content stated that “Helix has built one of our most loyal and consistent audiences in its first season on Syfy, the incredibly talented writing and producing team have crafted a thriller that consistently delivered suspense, twists and high quality drama.”
I know I have been following the show every week, and it is honestly the best show on television right now, it managed to suck me in and hasn’t let me go. It is a wild ride and I can’t wait to see more of it in the future. I also really hope that they decide to bring back the existing characters from season one, especially fan favorite Sergio Balleseros (played by Mark Ghanime) as I can’t help but feel there is so much more to this character, and it would be fantastic to see him fleshed out in a second season.
So if you haven’t watched this fantastic show yet, what are you waiting for? Go now and enjoy it knowing that there is another season on the way!
By Dayne “Anjel” Cody