Pilot Scoop: Battlestar Galactica's Tricia Helfer Tapped to Headline ABC's Killer Women

Tricia Helfer Killer Women ABCFormer Battlestar Galactica badass Tricia Helfer has landed the lead in Killer Women, ABC’s drama pilot about the only female in the male-dominated Texas Ranger Division, TVLine has learned.

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Based on the Argentine series Mujeres Asesinas, the project — which counts Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara among its producers — finds Helfer playing Molly Parker, a beautiful and ballsy Ranger who knows how to get the truth and isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers on her way there.

Hannah Shakespeare (The Playboy Club) penned the script.

Helfer’s post-BSG credits include Dark Blue, The Firm, Two and a Half Men, Criminal Minds and this week’s Community.

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26 Comments
  1. J Bernard says:

    So…in other words, this is AMC’s “Longmire” if Katee Sackoff were the lead.

  2. JennyS says:

    Frak yes!

  3. Lucky says:

    Nice. Usually don’t watch shows like this, but I love Helfer. If it gets picked up I’ll watch due to her.

  4. Luciano says:

    Except Mujeres Asesinas had different characters in each episode and focused on the killers, not on the detective… So “based on” pretty much means “we translated the title”.

  5. Luciano says:

    Except Mujeres Asesinas had different characters in each episode and focused on the killers, not on the detective… So “based on” pretty much means “we translated the title”.

  6. Bruce_F says:

    They need to rename this pilot “Helfer, Texas Ranger.”

  7. Anna says:

    I LOVE Tricia Helfer so I hope this is gonna be good.

  8. mia says:

    SoUNDS AWESOME!!!!! Tricia has been off tv for far too long. She’s so ridiculously talented and this sounds like a perfect role for her. Badass, doling out some justice and shirking a male-dominated system. Super excited.
    .
    Hope she has some supportive awesome lady friends outside of work.

  9. Dochas says:

    I’m glad to see TH back on TV but not thrilled with the sound of the show. I will watch for TH though. Sidenote- She also played “Molly” on Supernatural back in Season 2′s Roadkill. :)

  10. Lili Ann says:

    Six is back, y’all! Yay!

  11. Tran says:

    She was stunning and smokin’ hot on BSG. :-)

  12. Tran says:

    Is Tricia Helfer exactly 5′ 9″ or 5′ 10″? Not 100% sure about that.

  13. Kiki says:

    Yeah, sounds like a rehash of Chase but if Helfer can run in boots as well as Kelli Giddish did I’ll give this project a shot.

  14. JC says:

    I’ll give this a look just for Tricia Helfer, assuming it gets picked up. I’ve wanted to see her get her own show for awhile now.

  15. Alienate says:

    She was the nail in the coffin for Dark Blue. It was a great show until she showed up.

  16. John says:

    Wasn’t she filming a show for TNT about a woman and a search dog? What ever happened to that?

  17. arial2 says:

    Glad for TH. Look forward to seeing this.

  18. John says:

    You had me at Helfer. :-)

  19. Gee Lee says:

    A question about the first and second breaks in “Killer Women”:: was the in-your-face EXCESSIVE length of the breaks based on standard network contempt for viewers, Wall Street-style greed, or simple timeless stupidity? I intend to raise the question on ‘social media’ to see what the consensus opinions are.

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