The Tricia Helfer, Texas Ranger-themed ‘Killer Women’, which features fellow BSG alum Michael Trucco, was just picked by ABC TV for the 2013-14 season.
I am so excited #KillerWomen is a go. On set in a stable, trying to stifle a scream so I don’t spook the horses. So proud of our cast & crew
— Tricia Helfer (@trutriciahelfer) May 11, 2013
Though you may have missed the announcement as pickups and cancellations for the networks have been released to the press in quick succession over the past couple of days, Tricia Helfer, who I best know and appreciate for playing the many permutations of Cylon “Six’ in Battlestar Galactica, will be starring in “Killer Women’ on the ABC network this fall.
NOTE: For many years, I’ve followed both Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackoff (and sometimes, Michael Trucco) on this blog’s ‘sister’ blog, Forever A Fangirl. Here’s one article I put together about one of the former Battlestar Galactica actors’ charity projects.
I’m so excited as this is Tricia’s first American series’ lead. I’ll be happy to see the hunky Trucco again, too. Can’t wait to see Katee Sackoff guest star <fingers crossed she has the time!>
Tricia Helfer Talks Lifetime Movie, Playing a Killer Woman on ABC
TVF: The description of your character, Molly, in Killer Women is ‘ballsy and a beautiful badass.’
TH: [laughs] I was drawn immediately to the script. I loved Molly. She’s got something hidden and she’s definitely got some damage hidden. She grew up on a ranch by the local sheriff and there were a lot of parallels to my own life. She’s a tomboy, I grew up on a farm in Alberta, Canada. In the script, Molly was Miss Texas in 1992 and I won the Ford Models’ World in 1992. There’s a photo of my character [in the pilot] but that’s me. All we had to do was add on a crown and a sash.
I just felt a real connection with the character. She is ballsy and it was really fun and it was really fun to meet a real Texas Ranger, who was our tech advisor. It’s a fun, stylized procedural but it’s character driven and it’s about Killer Women, it’s based on [the Argentine series] Mujeres Asesinas. I had a blast playing it and I couldn’t ask for a better cast and crew. It was so fun…
TVF: And Michael Trucco is playing your brother, which is something of a BSG reunion.
TH: Of course, we worked together on BSG and he’s a good friend of mine personally, he and his wife. It’s great when you look at a friend or a past co-worker and you never think that you look like you would be related but when he got cast in it and we did a scene together and I saw us on the playback I went ‘Man! We actually..
look like we could be siblings.
[Trucco] is… a great guy and the scene that we had together…you need to have a closeness and an awareness of each other but knowing each other very well personally helped that.
We shot it on the first day so it was nice that Michael and I already had a history that we could draw from and didn’t have to make it up.
I think this is inspired casting! After all they were siblings (of a nature) once before. More importantly, Trucco & Helfer are biker buddies/friends offscreen (see article excerpt–above); they have a connection that other actors wouldn’t have. And lets face it: They are both gorgeous. I wish they’d let them smile more on BSG. Hopefully, they will more in their new show!/end fangirling
In case you missed it:
I hope this is a good show as I like Trucco and Helfer (obviously). Not aware of the rest of the cast. Hope it is good and gets a decent run.
ABC’s Killer Women will host a killer Battlestar Galactica reunion, now that Michael Trucco has boarded the Tricia Helfer-fronted drama pilot.
Based on the Argentine series Mujeres Asesinas, the project follows Molly Parker, the only woman among the notoriously male Texas Rangers. Described as a ballsy, beautiful badass, Molly knows how to get to the truth and isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers to do so.
Trucco will play Molly’s older brother, Billy, who is married to her BFF Nessa (played by Marta Milans). The actor’s recent TV credits include arcs on Revenge, How I Met Your Mother and Castle, and a co-starring role on USA Network’s Fairly Legal. Also new to the Killer Women ensemble, which also previously cast Mark Blucas (Necessary Roughness) as Molly’s boyfriend, is Alex Fernandez (Commander in Chief), playing Molly’s coworker Luis.