Tricia Helfer has decided to ascend her talents back to the Syfy network. Entertainment Weekly exclusively reports that the actress has signed on to star in the network's upcoming six-hour space drama series 'Ascension.'
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Of course, Helfer is no stranger to the Syfy world, having played the seductive cylon Six in the highly acclaimed 'Battlestar Galactica' reboot. And now, she'll be taking on the role of Viondra Denniger — a beautiful, manipulative and dangerous character, who regards herself as a not-so-secret power broker aboard a starship with a mysterious mission.
Here's an official description of 'Ascension's premise: “In 1963, the U.S. government launched a covert space mission sending hundreds of men, women and children on a century-long voyage aboard the starship Ascension to populate a new world. Nearly 50 years into the journey, as they approach the point of no return, the mysterious murder of a young woman causes the ship’s population to question the true nature of their mission.”
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The project is from 'Smallville's Philip Levens, who will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Jason Blum ('Paranormal Activity') and Mark Stern will also take on the job of EPs, alongside Ivan Fecan, Tim Gamble, and Brett Burlock. The series is slated to launch sometime in November.
Aside from her popular role in 'Battlestar Galactica,' Helfer's additional TV credits include recently top-lining ABC’s drama 'Killer Women,' starring in 'Dark Blue' for TNT, and guest starring on shows such as USA’s 'Burn Notice,' CBS’ 'Two and a Half Men' and NBC’s 'Chuck.'