“Legend of the Seeker” star Tabrett Bethell is trading in her leather for a corset to play a character named Sarah in the pilot for ABC’s “Poe,” a 19th-century based crime procedural that reintroduces famed horror author Edgar Allan Poe as the world’s first detective.
Bethall, who played witty warrior babe Cara on the ABC Studios fantasy series “Legend of the Seeker” during its two-year run (the show was canceled last April), is a former fashion model and rugby cheerleader in Australia. As of now, there’s no background on the 29-year-old shelia’s character.
Chris Egan is ABC's Edgar Allan Poe
Set in 1840’s Boston, “Poe” will present cases inspired by the goth master’s work—played by 26-year-old Aussie actor Chris Egan, best known for his roles on Resident Evil: Extinction and the dragon-fantasy Eragon. Alex Graves (”Journeyman”) will direct the Warner Bros. produced pilot from a script by TV writer Christopher Hollier.
The pilot is slated to shoot in Toronto on March 14.
“Battlestar Galactica” babe Tricia Helfer may be heading back to the small screen full-time. The 5-foot-11, 36-year-old looker has been cast in a new NBC supernatural cop-show pilot entitled “17th Precinct.” Produced by “BSG” showrunner Ron Moore, the series follows a group of police officers in the fictional town of Exelsior as they fight and solve crimes rooted in magic and the paranormal.
Helfer, who played sexy Cylon Number Six on “BSG,” stars as Morgana, a necromancer who aids the 17th precinct by communicating with the dead. Her costars include Eamonn Walker (Unbreakable), Stockard Channing (Practical Magic), and “BSG” alumni Jaime Bamber and James Callis.
Helfer’s last genre role was opposite “True Blood’s” Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer in Lionsgate’s straight-to-DVD home-invasion thriller Open House. She also starred as a sexy assassin in The Black Keys grindhouse-y muisc video for their hit single “Howlin’ for You.”
Maine-born actress and Clatto favorite Rachel Nichols recently spoke with PopWrap about her new gig on the long-running CBS crime show “Criminal Minds” and her role as warrior Tamara in Lionsgate’s upcoming Conan reboot. The 31-year-old stunner says nice things about her new TV show and its cast, but the big reveal involves her Conan costar Rose McGowan.
[Rose McGowan] is Marique—the bad girl to my good girl. We have a fight scene and she is after my blood. Let me tell you, her make-up is unreal. I mean, Rose is barely recognizable under all these prosthetics. It’s quite cool.
No disrespect to the very hot McGowan, but I’m pretty sure she’s been wearing those “prosthetics” long before Conan. But, I digress. Me likes cat-fight between barbarian babes Nichols and McGowan. Me buy ticket opening day.
Nichols also spills about Conan lead Jason Momoa and what she says would make most male moviegoers feel a little insecure about their bodies (bet you’re glad you don’t have a girlfriend now).
He’s a large individual. I’m just shy of 5’ 10” and I still felt dwarfed by him. My dad is 6’ 6” but Jason is massive – which was nice because you could go anywhere with him and no one would screw with you, which is helpful since we were filming in Bulgaria.
Nichols creds include Platinum Dunes 2005 Amityville Horror remake, Summit Entertainment’s underrated P2 thriller (her first starring role), and 2009’s blockbuster G.I. Joe. She also held a memorable role as black-ops agent Rachel Gibson on the final season of J.J. Abrams’ “Alias.”
Conan muscles its way into theaters on Aug. 19.