HELIX, Sony Pictures Television’s intense sci-fi series, debuts on DVD June 30th when Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases HELIX: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON. The first season of this gripping thriller introduces audiences to a team of scientists who embark on a dark, Arctic expedition to research a viral outbreak with terrifying effects. While there, they find themselves exposed to grave dangers, with the fate of all humanity hinging on their survival.
All 13 episodes of HELIX will be available on DVD, along with cast and crew commentaries, deleted scenes and four all-new featurettes. “Dissecting the Characters” studies the characters and the dynamic relationships that fuel the series. “The Art of Isolation” explores the approach to creating a realistic Arctic research centre. “The Future of Disease” offers insight into findings in the field of medicine and the inspiration behind a possible life-threatening pandemic, and “Ronald D. Moore: The Outlier of Science Fiction” presents never-before-seen interviews with Ron Moore and his unique perspective on developing a new compelling series.
Executive produced by Ronald D. Moore (TV’s “Battlestar Galactica”), Steven Maeda (TV’s “Lost,” “CSI: Miami,” “The X-Files”), who also serves as showrunner, and Lynda Obst (Contact), HELIX was created by co-executive producer Cameron Porsandeh and stars an ensemble cast, including Billy Campbell (TV’s “The Killing”), Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine), Kyra Zagorsky (TV’s “Motive”), Mark Ghanimé (TV’s “The Hunters”), Jordan Hayes (House at the End of the Street), Cat Lemieux (White House Down), Meegwun Fairbrother (Breakout) and Neil Napier (White House Down).
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.
DVD Special Features:
Commentary on Pilot
Commentary on “Dans L’Ombre” with Billy Campbell and Steven Maeda
Four all-new featurettes:
Ronald D. Moore: The Outlier of Science Fiction – An intimate and up close look at Moore’s thoughts for developing a compelling series, his dos and don’ts of sci-fi, and his personal process for creating the new series from his very unique perspective.
The Future of Disease – An all-access look at the research, implementation, and creative use of the mysterious disease of HELIX.
The Art of Isolation – Looks at the Production Designer’s approach to creating the isolated research centre – the key story elements of the setting and the exterior locations used to double for the arctic.
Dissecting the Characters – A study of the characters and the dynamic interpersonal relationships that fuel the series from the perspective of the writers and the actors tasked with breathing life into these unique personalities.
HELIX: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON has a run time of approximately 8 hours and 29 minutes and is rated 15.