Billy Campbell ("The Killing," "Killing Lincoln") stars as Dr. Alan Farragut, leader of the Centers for Disease Control outbreak field team called upon to investigate and control a potential "hot zone" at a remote Arctic research facility. Hiroyuki Sanada ("The Wolverine," "47 Ronin") also stars as Dr. Hiroshi Hataki, director of the outpost and its mysterious viral research program.
The cast also includes Kyra Zagorsky ("Soldiers of the Apocalypse") 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.
Syfy's "Helix" is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Kaji Productions and Lynda Obst Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television. The executive producers are Ronald D. Moore ("Battlestar Galactica"), Lynda Obst ("Sleepless in Seattle," "Contact") and Steven Maeda ("Lost," "CSI: Miami," "The X-Files"). Cameron Porsandeh, who wrote the pilot, serves as co-executive producer. Jeffrey Reiner directed the pilot.