January 03, 2014 3:01pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Helix': Watch the First 15 Minutes of Syfy's New Ron Moore Drama (Video)
Syfy, looking to create advanced buzz, has released the first 15 minutes of its upcoming drama Helix.
From Battlestar Galactica's Ron Moore -- his first series following the conclusion of prequel spinoff Caprica -- Helix centers on a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak. There, they find themselves in a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind's salvation or total annihilation.
The Killing's Billy Campbell stars as CDC pathologist Dr. Alan Farragut, who first and foremost is a man of science, having dedicated his life to understanding and containing infectious diseases.
Moore executive produces the drama alongside Lynda Obst (Contact), Steven Maeda (Lost, The X-Files) and Cameron Porsandeh, who wrote the pilot script for the Sony Pictures Television entry, which bypassed the traditional pilot stage and was picked up straight to series.
Helix premieres Friday, Jan. 10 at 10 p.m. on Syfy. Check out the first 15 minutes, below, and hit the comments with your thoughts. Will you watch?