'Battlestar's' Tricia Helfer inks deal with Fox


"Battlestar Galactica" co-star Tricia Helfer has inked a talent holding deal with Fox Broadcasting.

Under the one-year pact, the actress will star in a series project for the network, probably a drama.

Fox head of casting Marcia Shulman first spotted model-turned-actress Helfer on Sci Fi Channel's hit series, where she plays the beautiful but dangerous Cylon Number Six.

Last season, Fox cast Helfer in Jonathan Mostow's drama pilot "Them."

"After we saw the pilot, we were wowed by her," Shulman said.

Shulman then went to the Toronto International Film Festival, where she saw Canadian-born Helfer in the indie "Walk All Over Me."

"She was so incredible in it," Shulman said. "She had a pretty remarkable range, she showed vulnerability and strength. She is a star."

"Walk," in which Helfer stars opposite Leelee Sobieski, is being released in the U.S. by the Weinstein Co.

Helfer, who can be seen in the final season of "Galactica," is managed by Gilbertson Entertainment.