This post is a bit different. It involves a call to action. Any of you that follow this blog know that one of the shows we cover is Syfy’s Helix, through our weekly What the Helix Podcast.
The show is nine episodes into its first season, and is one of the best new shows out there. Despite the community that has developed on social media (especially twitter, where the show’s fabulous actors are very gracious with their time and tweets), we’ve yet to get any confirmation that Helix is spreading beyond season one.
Part of the surprise is that the contagion that is the Helix fanbase is spreading, with amazing artwork popping up by artists like Rhys James (who you can follow on twitter @ElectricRhys),
to open letters to SyFy by bloggers, , who like myself, would much rather have a second season of Helix than Sharknado 2, there’s a desire to see this show go the distance.
While we’ve gotten statements from producer Steven Maeda that he’s
“cautiously optimistic on a Season 2 pickup”
as a fan I’m not so sure. Do I think it deserves a second season, definitely, but so did everyone who ever watched Firefly.
And Megwun Fairbrother who plays Daniel (aka Miksa) and his twin brother Tulok, has said in regards to the open letter:
So here’s what I’m asking, if you love #Helix do a few things:
First, watch it, as close to live as possible. Second share that you’re watching it, overuse hashtags (especially #HELIX) to get your point across, and third, behave like a vector,and share your love and enthusiasm for the show with everyone you come in contact with!!!
Think of how awesome a second season of this would be! Because trust me, it would definitely be awesome.
If you don’t believe just take a look at all the love for a second season coming from www.renewhelix.com, and make sure to add #RenewHelix to the hashtag campaign to keep this show going!
Till then, Keep Calm and Carry On.