Striking Distance Studios has today announced the launch of Helix Station, a brand new six-part podcast series that serves as a prequel to The Callisto Protocol

The series stars Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie as a “skip tracer” attempting to hunt down an escaped criminal, but of course, she runs into horrible alien creatures. 

Gwendoline Christie spoke about how the series is a dark horror series:

“‘Helix Station’ is a dark, thrilling piece of science fiction horror. It was amazing to work with the team at Striking Distance Studios to bring the character Percy to life and lay the narrative foundation for The Callisto Protocol.”

You can listen to the trailer for the podcast series below.

“Helix Station was once the jewel of the Jovian system, but it’s been a decaying ghost ship ever since its Carpenter drive went supercritical. When a dangerous escaped criminal seeks refuge there, officers of the Black Iron Prison force a pair of veteran skip tracers to help recover him. But once on Helix, they discover murderous alien life forms, as well as unspeakable horrors from their past.

Starring Gwendoline Christie and Michael Ironside. Presented by Striking Distance Studios, creator of the game The Callisto Protocol.”

Two episodes for the podcast series are available as of writing, nearly 30 minutes each. You can listen to them all here or search for the podcast on your favourite service. Make sure you subscribe to Explosion Network podcasts while you do that!