The cable network announced today that it has renewed Helix for a second season of 13 episodes. So far the series has averaged 2.1 million weekly viewers (Live + 7 Days), according to Syfy, including 1.3 million in the adults 18 to 49 demographic.
In Live + Same Day ratings the show’s first 12 episodes have averaged 1.37 million total viewers, after opening to a strong 1.82 million in January.
The first season finale, titled “Dans L’Ombre,” airs tonight (10/9c) on Syfy.
“Helix has built one of our most loyal and consistent audiences in its first season on Syfy,” said Bill McGoldrick, Syfy’s executive VP of original content. “The incredibly talented writing and producing team have crafted a thriller that consistently delivered suspense, twists and high quality drama. We look forward to growing this passionate audience in what promises to be an even more memorable second season.”
The renewal comes as no surprise, given not only solid ratings and the recent cancellation of winter series Being Human (story), but also Syfy’s recent re-commitment to more traditional science fiction dramas — pointing to shows like Defiance (which returns in June) and Helix as models of where the network wants to go.
Production on Season Two of Helix begins later this year with an eye toward a winter 2015 premiere. Keep up with Helix with SciFi Stream’s show guide!
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