PlayStation and Sony Pictures Television announced today that science fiction beauty Tricia Helfer has joined the cast of Powers.
The PlayStation Original Series, based on the graphic novel series of the same name, follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary abilities, referred to as “Powers.”
Helfer has signed on to play FBI Special Agent Lange, who, like the comic book character, shares a history and palpable sexual tension with Detective Walker. Lange walks a fine line between the Powers world and the government, and can be both ally and enemy when it suits her agenda.
Helfer is best known for her award-winning performance as the humanoid Cylon ‘Number Six’ in Battlestar Galactica, and has also played the lead roles in Syfy’s original miniseries, Ascension, as well as ABC’s Killer Women, among many other memorable roles.
“Lange happens to be one of my favorite characters in the comic, so I was hoping we’d find someone VERY special — and we did,” said series co-creator Brian Michael Bendis in a blog post.
Bendis also announced that Lost‘s William Mapother has joined the cast as Calista’s (Olesya Rulin) estranged father. “I don’t want to give away too much, but anyone who watched season one knows that things won’t be rainbows and sunshine when their paths finally cross,” he teased.
Production on season two of Powers is currently underway in Atlanta, GA.
Fans can look out for new episodes to debut on the PlayStation Network in 2016.