Actress Jeri Ryan is headed back to science fiction television.
Syfy Channel announced today that the former Star Trek: Voyager co-star has been cast in a multi-episode arc on Helix, the upcoming original drama series from writer Cameron Porsandeh and executive producer Ronald D. Moore.
Ryan will play the “beautiful and charismatic” Constance Sutton, according to a Syfy press release. Her character is “the Chief Operating Officer of Ilaria Corporation, owner of Arctic Biosystems, the research facility where the series takes place. Charming and savvy, Sutton is used to getting her way at any cost.”
Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to the high-tech research facility Arctic Biosystems, to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that may hold the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation. However, the lethal threat is just the tip of the iceberg, and as the virus evolves, the chilling truth begins to unravel.
Since Voyager wrapped in 2001, Ryan has kept busy with roles on Boston Public, Shark, Leverage, and Body of Proof.
The show is currently filming in Montreal and will air on Syfy in 2014. Stick with SciFi Stream for more on the series!