SyFy has been working to redefine itself somewhat, with movie-inspired series such as 12 Monkeys and Ascension and to, well, varying degrees of success. The channel’s other original series Helix is also redefining itself for the second season. Or the show is changing up a few noticeable things, at least, trading the frigid “lab under ice” setting of the first season for a remote island. Check out the Helix season 2 trailer below for a taste of the new season.
What’s interesting here isn’t the Lost-inspired island setting, but the fact that, beyond the significant change of venue, this otherwise seems like a pretty similar setup to the first season: isolated location, viral outbreak, shadowy corporate malfeasance, and so on. And with some returning characters from the first season, we’ll be curious to see how this new chapter furthers their story while developing a new angle on the series’ overall concept. How does this story truly connect to the last, and will some of the hanging ideas from the finale be woven in here? It’s tough to predict the answers to those questions based on these trailers.
If you need to catch up on the first season, SyFy offers a five-minute recap of the season:
Trailer via SyFy. Helix season 2 premieres Friday, January 16 at 10/9c.
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