Ronald D. Moore has been trying to make straight-to-series deals, sayDeadline, avoiding the need to shoot pilots before getting a fullcommission. Nice position to be in.
As a result of this strategy, Syfy will be picking up his series Helixfor a full thirteen episodes if the i-dotting and t-crossing goes okayin their ongoing contract negotiations.
All we know about Helix so far makes it sound just a little like TheThing, which Moore himself adapted-cum-sequelised on paper just a fewyears back, though the eventual remake film didn't use his script.
The show will be:
About a team of scientists investigating a possible disease outbreakat an Arctic research facility who find themselves trying to protectthe world from annihilation.The script was apparently written on spec by one Cameron Porsendah,Untested, but you can read his screenplay Old Nothing online.