Black ooze claims a victim in 1st pics from Ron Moore's Syfy series Helix

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Oct 2, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT

After being teased for months, we finally have our first look at Ronald D. Moore’s (Battlestar Galactica) new Syfy series, Helix. We’re going to go ahead and say it that black ooze is some scary, scary stuff.

The first pics come courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, which has posted a small gallery of shots from the pilot episode. We finally get to see stars Billy Campbell (The 4400) and Hiroyuki Sanada (The Wolverine) in action, as they investigate a dangerous new pathogen at an arctic research facility.

Syfy ordered the project straight to series, meaning that Moore and company are hard at work now on the first 13-episode season. The story follows a team of CDC scientists at a high-tech research facility, where they encounter something that could hold the key to continued life (or annihilation) of the entire planet.

The new pics give us our first look at the visual style Moore is going for, as we get to see the team check out a victim of the mysterious black ooze at the center of the mystery. The stuff looks positively brutal, and we can’t wait to see more of what Moore is cooking up. 

The series is set to premiere in 2014 on Syfy. Will you be watching?

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)