By James Hibberd
Updated March 07, 2013 at 12:00 PM EST

Syfy has given a 13-episode order to Ron Moore’s new project Helix.

The show is described as “an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation.”

“With its well-drawn characters, taut drama, and incredible production team, we couldn’t be more excited to see this intense thrill-ride of a series come to life,” said Syfy content president Mark Stern.

The order puts Syfy back in business with Moore, who rebooted Battlestar Galctica in 2004 for the network and later launched its Caprica spin-off. Helix is expected to debut later this year.