Helix's Billy Campbell previews what's next in S2 of Ron Moore's Syfy series

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Jan 29, 2015, 4:15 PM EST

Ronald D. Moore’s sci-fi series Helix is in the midst of its second season, and star Billy Campbell has opened up about what’s coming next.

The first season of the Syfy (Disclosure: Corporate owner of Blastr -Ed.) series was an ambitious and weird tale of a CDC team trying to contain a deadly virus — which quickly evolved into a conspiracy-filled tale of immortals, evil corporations and all kinds of other weird stuff.

The second season jumps ahead a bit, picking up with a new-look version of the CDC team taking on what appears to be a brand-new virus that is doing all kinds of weird stuff on an island. It also led to the deaths of several people on a boat, which made for some gruesome green-goo ooziness.

Campbell sat down for a 4+ minute interview to talk about what’s come before, and what they have in store for the remainder of season two. He noted that year two is a “darker and grittier” tale than the debut season, and those rustic qualities are already shining through in the sets and style.

It’s a nice change of pace from the clinical white of the Arctic base, and it creates an all-new type of claustrophobia. New episodes of Helix air Friday nights on Syfy. Check out the interview below and let us know what you think of season two:

(Via Syfy)