TVGuide.com is reporting that Tricia Helfer, aka cylon Six on Battlestar Galactica, has joined the cast of the new Fox pilot Them. The creator of BSG (and the upcoming reinvented Bionic Woman NBC series), David Eick, is helming Them, which is a good indicator of the high quality product we can probably expect. Them is reportedly about "sleeper cells of extraterrestrial terrorists" and is based on the graphic novel Six. According to filmfodder.com, in Them aliens take human form, but then experience human emotions as "a kind of drug." Director Jonathon. Mostow is quoted as saying, “On a surface level, it’s a really cool science fiction thriller. But underneath, it’s a very provocative show that’s really going to explore what it means to be human, to be a person.”
Shallow side note: TVGuide.com is also reporting that BSG‘s peroxide blonde will be a brunette on Them. As far as I’m concerned, the only way this show could get any better is if they announce that Katee Sackhoff (aka Starbuck on BSG) is also joining the cast. As Helfer’s on-screen lover. Holy frack!