'Helix' renewed for Season 2 on Syfy

helix-season-2-renewed-billy-campbell-syfy.jpg "Helix" has been renewed for Season 2 on Syfy. The tense, mysterious series will return in 2015 with 13 new episodes.

"Helix has built one of our most loyal and consistent audiences in its first season on Syfy," says Syfy executive vice president Bill McGoldrick in a statement. "The incredibly talented writing and producing team have crafted a thriller that consistently delivered suspense, twists and high quality drama. We look forward to growing this passionate audience in what promises to be an even more memorable second season."

Since its premiere in Jan. 2014, "Helix" has averaged a total of 2.1 million viewers in a tough, Friday-night timeslot. Executive produced by Ronald D. Moore ("Battlestar Galactica"), Steven Maeda and Lynda Obst, "Helix" tells the story of a CDC team that heads to a remote Arctic base, only to find much more than an disease outbreak.

The "Helix" Season 1 finale airs Friday, March 28 at 10 p.m. on Syfy.

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