Powers adds Battlestar Galactica alum Tricia Helfer to its Season 2 cast

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Oct 6, 2015, 3:56 PM EDT

PlayStation and Sony Pictures Television have just announced that they’ve added Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer to the cast of their superhero series Powers.

Helfer will play comic-book character FBI Special Agent Lange, who shares a history and “palpable sexual tension” with Sharlto Copley’s Detective Walker. The character is described as one who “walks a fine line between the Powers world and the government, and can be both ally and enemy when it suits her agenda.”

The actress has been a fan favorite ever since her days as the sexy-as-hell Cylon "Number Six" on Ron D. Moore’s Battlestar Galactica reboot. She recently starred in Syfy’s [Blastr’s corporate parent] miniseries Ascension, and has a killer role on ABC's Killer Women.

Production on the second season kicked off in Atlanta last week, and new episodes are set to debut on the PlayStation Network in 2016. Helfer joins the Powers rank alongside new cast member Michael Madsen, who will play SuperShock.

Powers, an edgy dramatic 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.” 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?  The new season will delve into the storyline made famous by the first comic “Who Killed Retro Girl?” as the Powers Division investigates the shocking murder of the world famous superhero (played by Michelle Forbes) and the mysteries that her death uncovers.

Are you guys excited to see Tricia Helfer joining the cast of Powers as FBI Special Agent Lange for Season 2?