Bill Campbell to Headline Helix on Syfy

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Bill Campbell is headed to Syfy.

The former star of The 4400 and The Killing will headline Helix on Syfy early next year, a new drama from Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore.

The drama will chronicle the adventures of a Centers for Disease Control unit that heads to the Arctic to investigate an outbreak… only to wind up in a battle “that holds the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation," according to the official network synopsis.

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According to Deadline, Campbell will portray team leader Dr. Alan Farragut, whose personal life is as big of a mess as his professional mission: his wife recently  had with his brother, the same brother who now has a possibly fatal disease.

Helix will likely premiere on Syfy in January.

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