Tricia Helfer Powers

TVLine Items: Tricia Helfer on Powers, Reign Casting Shake-Up and More

You can take the sci-fi out of the girl, but you can’t take the girl out of sci-fi.

Tricia Helfer, best known for playing humanoid Cylon Number Six on Battlestar Galactica, has joined the Season 2 cast of Powers, PlayStation announced Tuesday.

Helfer will play FBI Special Agent Lange, who shares a history (and palpable sexual tension) with Sharlto Copley’s Detective Walker. Lange, who walks a fine line between the Powers world and the government, becomes both an ally and enemy when it best suits her agenda.

Since her BSG days, Helfer has appeared on such series as Ascension, TRON: Uprising and The Firm. Powers is currently in production in Atlanta and will return in 2016.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Australian actor Ben Geurens (Neighbours) has been promoted to series regular on Reign‘s third season — but in a different role than the one for which he was originally cast. Per TheWrap, Geurens — who was set to play Spanish prince Don Carlos — will now appear as Gideon Blackburn, the British Ambassador sent by Queen Elizabeth to spy on Mary.

* In celebration of The Rocky Horror Picture Show‘s 40th anniversary, BBC America will air the Playhouse Theatre’s two-hour gala performance of the musical on Saturday, Oct. 18, at midnight.

* Kevin Rankin (Gracepoint, Breaking Bad) has joined Fox’s midseason drama Lucifer as a regular. In the series — which stars Tom Ellis as the titular Lord of Hell, who abandons his throne to help the LAPD punish criminals — Rankin will play Malcolm Graham, a decorated but manipulative detective, according to Deadline.

* BBC America has released a sneak peek at The Last Kingdom, its upcoming eight-part drama (premiering Oct. 10 at 10/9c) about the warrior Uhtred and his fierce mission to reclaim his birthright. Press PLAY on the scene below, in which a young Uhtred witnesses his father killed in battle.

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  1. tvjunkie says:

    What is Powers and why is PlayStation announcing it?

    • Joshua says:

      It’s a Playstation Network original series. The pilot is free. The other episodes require a PS+ account or individual purchase.

  2. tp says:

    Are there any Americans on Reign?