Killer 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:
ABC 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.
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’s 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