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As reported in January, Syfy has picked up Ron Moore’s new series Helix for a 13 episode order. Helix is Executive Produced by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), Lynda Obst (Sleepless in Seattle, Contact), Steven Maeda (Lost, CSI: Miami, The X-Files) and Cameron Porsandeh, who wrote the pilot, will serve as Co-Executive Producer. The series will be produced by Sony Pictures Television. Maeda is also tagged to be the showrunner.
Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation.
“With its well-drawn characters, taut drama, and incredible production team, we couldn’t be more excited to see this intense thrill-ride of a series come to life,” said Mark Stern, President of Original Content, Syfy and Co-Head Original Content, Universal Cable Productions.
Helix is expected to begin production early in 2013 to debut later this year.
Deadline is reporting than Ron Moore, who scored big with Battlestar Galactica on Syfy, is ready to return and is finalizing a deal for a straight-to-series 13 episode order for Helix, a dark thriller about a team of scientists investigating a possible disease outbreak at an Arctic research facility who find themselves trying to protect the world from annihilation.
Cameron Porsandeh wrote the script on spec and will co-produce, with Moore and Lynda Obst (Contact, Hot In Cleveland) as executive producers.
Battlestar Galactica executive producer/developer Ron Moore taking the 2001 movie A Knight’s Tale which starred Heath Ledger, and adapting it for TV for ABC, which purchased a script commitment from Sony Pictures TV. Moore will also exec produce along with Maril Davis at Tall Ship Productions, and Brian Helgeland, who wrote, directed and produced the movie.
A Knight’s Tale is a medieval adventure that follows a talented peasant squire who fashions himself as a knight after his master dies and seeks out a jousting competition to prove his worthiness of the title.
Ron Moore’s 17th Precinct gathered another star from the ranks of genre faves – Kristin Kruek from Smallville will guest star as the wife of Jamie Bamber’s character, Susan Longstreet, with the possibility of it being a recurring role.
In the meantime, Caprica‘s mob enforcer and uncle to the future Galactica commander Sasha Roiz will join NBC’s other fantastical pilot, will play the police captain in Grimm – where the fairy tales from the eponymous brothers are in fact real.
Apparently the rumors were true (although when I asked him last month, he couldn’t say anything.) Ronald D. Moore and Naren Shankar (former exec for CSI) are writing/exec. producing The Wild Wild West for CBS (after a deal is worked out with Sony, who Moore has a development deal with).
It appears that CBS thinks pairing SF writers with CSI producers is a winning combo, given the success of their reboot of Hawaii Five-0.