Freaky new trailer for S2 of Syfy's Helix takes us to the island of the infected

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Dec 19, 2014, 11:30 AM EST

The first season of Helix was an ambitious mess of big ideas and black goo, and now Ronald D. Moore’s tale of a sci-fi outbreak is almost back.

A new trailer for season two of the Syfy (Blastr’s corporate owner -Ed.) series has been released, showing off more of the new island setting that’ll replace the arctic tundra the team called home last season. After a full season of frozen wastelands, the tropical setting is a nice change of pace. But that doesn’t mean this season will be just a day at the beach.

There’s also a brand-new infection spreading, and the crew from season one is back to try and contain it — while also dealing with whatever evil weirdness the Illyria Corp. is cooking up. Much as with season one, this trailer doesn’t tell us a whole lot about what’s going on. But what it lacks in intel it makes up for in creepiness.

Check out the new trailer below:

In case you missed season one, or just need a refresher to remember all the vector-chasing insanity, the network has put together a nifty five-minute recap that hints the high points. It’s a quick and dirty intro to the characters and the concept, and it could come in handy before the new season starts.

Dig into it right here:

The second season of Helix debuts Jan. 16 on Syfy.

(Via Syfy)