Syfy’s ‘Helix’ Casts Billy Campbell as Lead

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Ronald D. Moore’s (Battlestar Galactica) new Syfy project Helix has found its leading man.

Deadline broke the news that Billy Campbell has landed the lead role in the dark series that finds CDC scientists investigating a dangerous outbreak in the Arctic. Campbell will play CDC pathologist Dr. Alan Farragut, a man still reeling from the end of his marriage after his wife’s affair with his brother. He’ll have to put his hurt feelings aside to find a cure for his brother, who could be infected with a deadly disease. (Check out a teaser here.)

Campbell has appeared in numerous films and television series including The 4400, The Killing and National Geographic’s Killing Lincoln.

Helix is set to begin filming later this month for a 2014 debut on Syfy.