Freaky new trailer for S2 of Syfy's Helix takes us to the island of the infected

The first season of Helix was an ambitious mess of big ideas and black goo, and now Ronald D. Moore’s tale of a sci-fi outbreak is almost back.

A new trailer for season two of the Syfy (Blastr’s corporate owner -Ed.) series has been released, showing off more of the new island setting that’ll replace the arctic tundra the team called home last season. After a full season of frozen wastelands, the tropical setting is a nice change of pace. But that doesn’t mean this season will be just a day at the beach.

There’s also a brand-new infection spreading, and the crew from season one is back to try and contain it — while also dealing with whatever evil weirdness the Illyria Corp. is cooking up. Much as with season one, this trailer doesn’t tell us a whole lot about what’s going on. But what it lacks in intel it makes up for in creepiness.

Check out the new trailer below:

In case you missed season one, or just need a refresher to remember all the vector-chasing insanity, the network has put together a nifty five-minute recap that hints the high points. It’s a quick and dirty intro to the characters and the concept, and it could come in handy before the new season starts.

Dig into it right here:

The second season of Helix debuts Jan. 16 on Syfy.

(Via Syfy)

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