Premiering Tonight: Killer Women on ABC

Killer WomenKiller Women, an 8-week series based on the book series Mujeres Asesinas, premieres tonight on ABC at 10/9c. Of note to genre show fans: its stars include Tricia Helfer and Michael Trucco of Battlestar Galactica and Marc Blucas of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. A little about the show:

Of all the notorious lawmen who have ever patrolled the violent Texas frontier, none are more storied than the Texas Rangers. But being the only female ranger in this elite squad isn’t going to stop badass Molly Parker (Tricia Helfer). Molly is committed to finding the truth and seeing justice served. While she’s surrounded by law enforcement colleagues who want to see her fail, including Police Lieutenant Guillermo Salazar (Vic Trevino), the Rangers have her back, led by Company Commander Luis Zea (Alex Fernandez). Molly has also got her brother, Billy (Michael Trucco), and his wife Nessa (Marta Milans). On the verge of getting divorced from her smarmy husband, Jake (Jeffrey Nordling), Molly begins an affair with sexy DEA Agent Dan Winston (Marc Blucas).

My impression from reading about the books (which have not been published in English) is that the main character specifically hunts down women who have killed; while the official description above doesn’t mention that aspect, it is heavily implied in this trailer:

Will you be tuning in?

ABC Premiere Dates: The Assets, Resurrection, & Killer Women

ABCABC has announced its midseason schedule, and it includes three new adaptations. Spy miniseries The Assets, based on the book Circle of Treason, will premiere on Thursday, January 2nd at 10/9c. Crime drama Killer Women, based on book series Mujeres Asesinas, will premiere on Tuesday, January 7th at 10/9c. And supernatural drama Resurrection, based on Jason Mott’s novel The Returned, will premiere on Sunday, March 9th at 9/8c.

TV & Pilot Casting: Arrow, Outlander, Hemlock Grove & More

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TV & Pilot Casting: Witches of East End, The Vampire Diaries, S.H.I.E.L.D. & More

  • Witches of East End has cast Enver Gjokaj in the major recurring role of Mike.
  • Michael Malarkey will recur as Damon’s old friend Enzo on The Vampire Diaries.
  • Titus Welliver will guest star on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Agent Blake, his character from “Marvel One-Shot: Item 47.”
  • Madeline Brewer has joined season two of Hemlock Grove.
  • Paola Turbay will guest star on Killer Women.
  • Pilot Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce has cast Beau Garrett.
  • And pilot Bosch (speaking of Titus Welliver) has added Amy Price-Francis.

Casting: Game of Thrones, Justified, Crossbones, Jamaica Inn, & More

ABC Picks Up Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Resurrection, Killer Women

ABC has picked up three new dramas based on novels. Here are the loglines, via The Hollywood Reporter. Click through to learn about the producers, cast, etc. We’ll have more information on all of these as things shape up.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland “Told through the point of view of Alice, she has a generous heart but carries the scars of a hard life. She’s joined by Cyrus, Alice‚Äôs love interest, and the Knave of Hearts, a sardonic adventurer.”
Based on: Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

Resurrection: “What happens when the people you have mourned and buried suddenly appear on your doorstep as if not a day’s gone by? The lives of the people of Arcadia are forever changed when their deceased loved ones return.”
Based on: Jason Mott’s The Returned

Killer Women: “It’s hard to fit in when you’re the only woman in the notoriously male Texas Rangers, but that doesn’t stop Molly Parker – our ballsy, beautiful badass who knows how to get to the truth and isn’t afraid to ruffle a few feathers on her way there.”
Based on: The show and book series Mujeres Asesinas by Marisa Grinstein

Pilot Casting: Delirium, Killer Women, I Am Victor, Undateable, The Hundred

Time to catch up on all the news that broke over the weekend!

  • Delirium, based on the novel by Lauren Oliver, has added Michael Michele.
  • Michael Trucco will join his former BSG colleague Tricia Helfer in Killer Women.
  • Terry Kinney will co-star with John Stamos in I Am Victor.
  • Undateable (from the book by Ellen Rakietan and Anne Coyle) will star Chris D’Elia.
  • Isaiah Washington has joined The Hundred, based on Kass Morgan’s series.

Pilot Casting: Backstrom, Delirium, The Returned, & More

Let’s catch up on some casting that broke over the weekend . . .

Pilot Casting: Gothica, Killer Women, The Returned, Future Assistant, Undateable

  • Gothica, which combines by a bunch of fictional characters including Dracula, Frankenstein, and Dorian Gray, has cast Raza Jaffrey as a police detective.
  • Marc Blucas and Tricia Helfer have joined Killer Women, Sofia Vergara’s adaptation of an Argentinian show based on novel Mujeres Asesinas by Marisa Grinstein.
  • Matt Craven has joined The Returned, based on Jason Mott’s novel to be published this summer.
  • Catherine O’Hara will star in To My Future Assistant, the comedy based on the blog and upcoming book To My Assistant by Lydia Whitlock.
  • Undateable, Bill Lawrence’s comedy based on the forthcoming book by Ellen Rakietan and Anne Coyle, has cast Brent Morin and Rick Glassman.