Battlestar Galactica's Tricia Helfer Just Landed Her Next Big TV Show

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Tricia Helfer may be best known for her stint as Six on Battlestar Galactica, but she definitely won't be playing a Cylon in her next big TV show. In fact, the actress will be stepping up to premium cable to tackle a new role on a unique show. Helfer has joined the cast of the Step Up TV show on Starz.

Step Up is based on the dance film franchise comprised of five movies: Step Up, Step Up 2: The Streets, Step Up: 3D, Step Up: Revolution, and Step Up: All In. That said, the TV show's Starz premiere won't be the series premiere. Instead, it launched as Step Up: High Water on YouTube Red and ran for two seasons before being cancelled by the streamer in August 2019.

Starz rescued the Step Up series and renewed it for another season, which is not entirely unlike what happened to another one of Tricia Helfer's shows. Helfer joins Step Up for its inaugural season on Starz to play a character by the name of Erin. No further details are available about what Helfer will bring to the series, but some additional members of the cast have been confirmed.

Ne-Yo of World of Dance and Naya Rivera of Glee fame reprise their roles for Step Up Season 3 on Starz as Sage Odom and Collette, respectively. They run Atlanta's High Water Performing Arts School, but Season 3 will see them facing some of their biggest challenges yet in the form of criminal charges, potential financial ruin, and powerful political enemies targeting both Sage and High Water.

Also returning to Step Up are Petrice Jones as Tal, Faizon Love as Uncle Al, Marcus Mitchell as Dondre, Jade Chynoweth as Odalie, Carlito Olivero as Davis, Terrence Green as Rigo, Eric Graise as King, and Kendra Oyesanya as Poppy. The third season of the show and first on Starz will run for ten episodes.

Step Up film producers Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot are executive producing, along with creator Holly Sorensen. The first two seasons that released on YouTube will be available exclusively via Starz ahead of the launch of Season 3. For now, you can find the two completed seasons streaming on YouTube. Even without Tricia Helfer on board in those two batches of episodes, they deliver plenty of dance drama.

If you're looking for more Tricia Helfer in the wake of this exciting news about her latest TV show, there are options! Despite her character's unfortunate fate, Helfer is returning to Lucifer for Season 5 and appears throughout the run of the series, which is available in full so far on Netflix. Battlestar Galactica is available streaming as well, although not on one of the big streamers.

Unfortunately, Starz didn't announce when Step Up Season 3 will debut with Tricia Helfer on board, but there are plenty of ways to pass the time during the wait beyond watching the first two seasons or binge-watching Battlestar Galactica. For some new TV content on the way in the not-too-distant future, check out our 2020 summer TV premiere schedule!

Laura Hurley
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