If you thought Dark Blue receiving a second season just before fans were about to start losing hope was good news, how about this possible casting development?
According to Battlestar Galactica veteran Tricia Helfer (pictured above) herself, she has joined the cast of the stark cop drama, presumably for its upcoming sophomore run.
The Canadian former model and currently much-in-demand actress broke the news in a February 13 post on her official website. Titled simply Tricia Joins ‘Dark Blue’, the brief entry states that “Tricia is excited to be joining the cast of Jerry Bruckheimer’s TNT drama, Dark Blue,” before advising readers to “[c]heck back with us soon for more details.”
If true — and I can’t think of a single reason why Helfer would make such an announcement publicly if it weren’t — this means Dark Blue is poised for one heck of an excellent Season Two. I’m sure one of the things we’ll learn soon is whether Helfer will be a series regular, recurring cast member, or one-time or occasional guest star. My fingers are crossed for the first option.
For those who are unfamiliar with Helfer, she played Cylon Number Six and assorted other related roles on basic cable’s re-imagined science-fiction saga Battlestar Galactica for four seasons, until the series officially ended last year. She has also guest starred on a number of popular television shows, including the NBC spy dramedy Chuck, the USA Network spy drama Burn Notice, and TV’s top-rated CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men.
TNT renewed Dark Blue for a second season of ten episodes in December, although there’s no set date yet for the show to return. The TNT report will have that news, as well as confirmation of Helfer’s casting, when it becomes available.