Syfy announced that Helix Season 1 was a success and that they were continuing with Helix Season 2 due to premiere with a non-specific Winter 2015. The Blu-ray / DVD will be released this July 1, 2014 thanks to both Syfy and Sony Pictures Television. The Blu-ray will have many deleted scenes, outtakes and commentary among other additional extras. Billy Campbell, Hiroyuki Sanada and Kyra Zagorsky star in Helix season 1.
Special features include:
- Fabricating the Plague (Blu-ray Exclusive) - From conceiving the look of the virus in stages to creating the right mix of guts and gore, "Fabricating the Plague" reveals the state of art effects techniques used to create a devastating plague.
- Writing the Tension (Blu-ray Exclusive) - An inside look at the process of writing a serialized thriller.
- Pilot Commentary with Billy Campbell and Cameron Porsandeh
- Commentary on "Dans L’Ombre" with Billy Campbell and Steven Maeda
- Deleted Scenes
Four production featurettes:
- Ronald D. Moore: The Outlier of Science Fiction - An intimate and up close look at Moore’s thoughts for developing a compelling series, his dos and don’ts of sci-fi, and his personal process for creating the new series from his very unique perspective.
- The Future of Disease - An all-access look at the research, implementation, and creative use of the mysterious disease of Helix.
- The Art of Isolation - Looks at the Production Designer’s approach to creating the isolated research center - the key story elements of the setting and the exterior locations used to double for the arctic.
- Dissecting the Characters - A study of the characters and the dynamic interpersonal relationships that fuel the series from the perspective of the writers and the actors tasked with breathing life into these unique personalities."
Synopsis: A team of scientists are thrust into a potentially life-or-death situation in this thriller, which begins with the group being deployed to the Arctic to secretly investigate what could be a disease outbreak.