We're excited for former 'Battlestar Galactica' head Ron Moore to get back into the Syfy game with the buzzy new horror series 'Helix,' and today the cable network has given us yet another reason. Fresh off his work on NBC's 'Hannibal,' film and TV director David Slade will helm the pilot episode of Syfy's 'Helix,' but just how soon can we expect to see Ron Moore's latest work?

'Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome' may have proven something of a non-starter, but franchise veteran Ron Moore's latest project has plenty of buzz all its own. Via Deadline, we've learned that 'Hannibal,' 'Breaking Bad' and 'Twilight' director David Slade will helm the pilot episode for Syfy and Moore's 'Helix,' which was recently given a 13-episode order.

Produced by Sony Pictures TV and written by Cameron Porsandeh, Moore’s ‘Helix’  follows a team of scientists investigating a possible disease outbreak at an Arctic research facility who find themselves trying to protect the world from annihilation. Under showrunner Steven Maeda (‘LOST,’ ‘CSI: Miami’) the series will start production this summer for likely late 2013 debut.

We've included the ominous first teaser trailer above, so take a look at Syfy's 'Helix' and start getting excited for Ron Moore's new series in the comments!

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