Scoop: ABC's Killer Women Targets Weeds Baddie Kate del Castillo, Mad Men's Mrs. Draper

Killer Women Kate del CastilloABC’s Killer Women doesn’t debut until Tuesday, Jan. 7, but already we’ve got casting scoop for its freshman finale.

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The eight-episode midseason drama stars Battlestar Galactica vet Tricia Helfer as Molly Parker, a Texas Ranger who is aided by her sixth sense for why women kill. BSG‘s Michael Trucco and Marta Milans costar as Molly’s brother and his wife, Jeffrey Nordling (24) plays her estranged hubby and Marc Blucas (Necessary Roughness) is the DEA agent she’s having an affair with.

In the season finale, TVLine has learned, Mexican superstar Kate del Castillo — whose previous TV credits include Weeds crime boss Pilar Zuzua — will guest-star as Esmeralda Montero, the leader of a drug cartel involved in the kidnapping of someone close to Molly.

Del Castillo’s Stateside credits also include episodes of Dallas, Grimm andMelinda_Page_Hamilton CSI: Miami.

In the same episode, Melinda Page Hamilton (Mad Men‘s Anna Draper, Devious Maids) will play Hillary Barnes, a DEA Agent who joins in pursuit of the kidnappers — but may harbor her own agenda.

Previously announced Killer Women guest stars include Leverage‘s Beth Riesgraf and Under the Dome‘s Aisha Hinds.

Killer Women will air Tuesdays at 10/9c, starting Jan. 7.

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  1. Daniel says:

    Since when is Killer Women 8 episodes? I thought it was just the normal 13.

  2. Babygate says:

    I have been looking forward to this since it was picked up for a pilot. After watching the trailer I’m not sure how great its going to be but I’m rooting for it. Loving the list of guest stars… Especially Parker from Leverage.

  3. Kyle C. says:

    8? Wow they’re not really putting much faith in this show already. It’s a shame.

  4. rod says:

    Mexican supertar ?, that is a bit of a stretch

    • Mimo says:

      Well, compare her to other mexican actresses and she’s pretty much one of the more recognizable faces and names.

    • Betty says:

      excuse me sorry but this is no stretch what so ever she is one of the better well known Mexican actresses…Over there she is considered to be a Mexican superstar especially now that she has been extending her career over here unlike some of the other actresses

  5. Lizzie says:

    I was really excited about this series but since they showed the promo I’ve given hope. The best part of the Latin American? Mexican version was the different high profile guests stars. The story was always about them and the background detectives just moved the story along. This just sounds lame now

  6. Fernanda says:

    Kate is an amazing actress, her miniseries La Reina del Sur was so amazing and bold. When she was in Televisa her roles are like the typical latin heroin. I’m very glad she is moving on her career. For me, she is not the new Salma, she is going to be star by her own

    But i agree about this version of Killer Women could be lame too. The original version from Argentina is still my favorite version of the show,

  7. Apples says:

    Looks terrible, DOA show imo.

  8. meatwad says:

    so iffy on this show but having Parker from Leverage on there even for just an ep is enough to get me to try it