Summer Glau Joins Tricia Helfer In TNT's Scent Of The Missing

As though geeks didn’t already have enough of a reason to hope things work out for TNT’s pilot Scent of the Missing, which is set to star Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer, now it looks like Summer Glau has been added to the pilot’s cast.

Scent of the Missing is based on a book by Susannah Charleston and follows Susannah (Helfer), a “tenacious, strong-willed K-9 Search and Rescue volunteer.” Susannah’s partner is a golden retriever named Puzzle. Recent casting news for the show includes the addition of Eric Winter, and now, according to Deadline, Glau will also join the cast. She’s set to play a new member of the Search and Rescue team. She’s described as beautiful (duh), very wealthy, and “much tougher than she looks.” I also expect she’s good with dogs.

Between Firefly and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Glau’s likely to add a lot of appeal to this already interesting sounding project. It also sees two excellent sci-fi worlds collide as she joins BSG-beauty Tricia Helfer.

Deadline also reports that Daryl Mitchell (Brothers, Ed), is also set to join the cast, playing a wheelchair-bound former military sergeant who works as the communications technician for the team.

The pilot is set to go into production later this month.

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