Star Trek: Voyager‘s Jeri Ryan will be seen on the next episode of Syfy’s Helix.
“Helix is 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.”
Ryan will have a multiple-episode guest star appearance, beginning Friday, February 14, with the Survivor Zero episode. She is also scheduled for at least the next episode, airing on February 21.
In Survivor Zero, “Ryan’s Constance Sutton arrives at Arctic Biosystems with a small army to check in on Dr. Hatake (Hiroyuki Sanada). It’s revealed she is the chief operating officer of the Ilaria Corp., which owns and finances the glacial lab. Constance wants an update on the outbreak that’s plagued the facility, and the progress made by CDC scientist Dr. Alan Farragut (Billy Campbell) and his team.”
“She’s certainly driven, and she definitely has an agenda that she is there to do,” Ryan said of her character. “Hatake has gone off the rails. He is supposed to be finding them a virus and a cure, and he’s screwed up. He’s messing around and doing his own thing, and that’s not OK. So she’s there to fix it, and whatever she has to do to make that happen is what has to happen.”
The role was enjoyable for Ryan. “This was a really fun role to play, because it’s – she’s kind of out there,” she said. “You know, she’s not subtle, which I love.”
Helix airs Friday night at 10 PM on Syfy.