Actress Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica, Ascension, and who I know consider my bowling nemesis) has been named to the second season cast of Powers, the Playstation Network series, that started production last week in Atlanta.
Powers, an edgy dramatic series, follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley, District 9, Maleficent) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward, Poltergeist), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as “Powers.” Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the world was full of superheroes who aren’t actually heroic at all? What if all that power was just one more excuse for mischief, mayhem, murder, and endorsement deals? Enter the men and women of the Powers Division, the brave people in charge of protecting humans like us and keeping the peace over commercialized, god-like men and women who glide through the sky imposing their power over the mortals who both worship and fear them.
Helfer will 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.