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Six of One: "Battlestar" Vixen Tricia Helfer Signs with FOX

Tricia Helfer is moving from Sci Fi to FOX.

The Battlestar Galactica beauty, who plays Cylon model Six (in a series of stunning red garments, electric blue dresses, and black prison garb), has signed a talent holding deal with the network.

Under the terms of the deal, Helfer will star in a series project for FOX, most likely a drama.

While most projects at FOX have either already been shot or are prepping, there are a few current pilots that would be a good fit for Helfer. I could see her broadening her appeal with a turn in mystery procedural Telling Lies (aka Untitled Sam Baum) or the currently casting thriller Inseparable, starring Toby Stephens as a paralyzed forensic detective who has an alter ego who is a dangerous criminal.

Then again, Kevin Reilly has announced that he'll be ordering a whole slew of pilots this summer, which will shoot far in advance of next May's upfronts, so there may be another project out there that will be lucky enough to land Helfer.

Helfer, who served as the host for the first season of Canada's Next Top Model, was cast last year in the FOX drama pilot Them for director Jonathan Mostow; there she played a member of an alien scouting group living on Earth. The pilot was rolled over to this development season and ultimately terminated. She currently appears in the fourth and final season of Battlestar Galactica on Sci Fi and will be seen on the big screen in the upcoming indie Walk All Over Me.

In other FOX news, Lost writer/executive producer Jeff Pinkner has signed on as showrunner on the highly anticipated fall drama Fringe, from executive producers J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, and Alex Kurtzman.

Pinkner is, of course, no stranger to the Bad Robot family of series. In addition to writing and producing duties on Lost, he also worked with Abrams on seminal ABC series Alias.


I would love to see Helfer in a great drama. Over the course of Battlestar she has definitely proven that she can play more than just a cylon.
Anonymous said…
I'd actually like to see her on Lost. I think she'd be great as one of the Others.
Jon88 said…
Curious to see her in the indy "Walk All Over Me." Are you listening, Netflix? (PS The network's name is not an acronym or initialism, so Fox, not FOX. Unless you're just that excited, of course.)
Anonymous said…
I'm disappointed about 'Them' - i was really looking forward to it last year.

I'm not a Tricia fan, but i feel she's a pretty good actress for an MTA and i love BSG.

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