ABC’s new series Killer Women premieres on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 10pm on ABC. As the title suggests, the show is about a Texas Ranger named Molly (played by Tricia Helfer) who tracks down women killers. 

BuddyTV was on set with the cast and crew of the new show and spoke to stars Marta Milans and Alex Fernandez about their characters, what drew them to their roles on the show, how each of their characters is connected to Molly and much more. 

Want to know more about the show? Here is the official synopsis from ABC:

Of all the notorious lawmen that ever patrolled the violent frontier, none are more storied than the Texas Rangers. Ballsy and badass Molly Parker (Tricia Helfer) is one of the first women to join this elite group of law enforcement agents. From executive producer Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) and creator Hannah Shakespeare (The Raven), Killer Women takes us inside the dangerous world of the Texas Rangers from a female perspective.

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Molly is committed to finding the truth and seeing justice served. She’s even willing to break some rules to get it done. While she’s surrounded by law enforcement colleagues who want to see her fail, there are those within the Rangers who have her back including her boss, Company Commander Luis Zea. Molly also has the support of her loving family including her brother Billy and his wife Becca. On the verge of getting divorced from her smarmy husband Jake, Molly relishes her newfound freedom even as she begins an affair with a sexy, dangerously handsome DEA agent, Dan Winston.

Check out the interview with Alex Fernandez, who plays Lieutenant Luis Zea.

Here are some highlights from the interview:

  • Fernandez talks about his character, and what he is about. 
  • Luis’ connection to Molly and why he is one of the few people who support her being a Texas Ranger. 
  • The relationship of Molly and Luis, including the fact that Molly likes to steal his food.
  • The story of Luis and how viewers will soon find out what is going on “under the hat.”
  • Molly and Luis’ challenges of being Rangers but also that, underneath it all, they are just human beings. 
  • What drew Fernandez to the role of Luis. 

Check out the interview with Marta Milans, who plays Becca.

Here are some highlights from the interview:

  • Milans talks about her character Becca and what makes her tick. 
  • The dynamics of Becca, the passionate Hispanic woman, being married to stoic cowboy Billy. 
  • Milans discusses the joy of playing a character that steps away from the stereotype of the sexy Latina who is the nanny or babysitter, and how Becca has worked hard to achieve the American dream. 
  • The relationship and connection between Becca and Molly and how Becca becomes Molly’s confidant and moral compass in regards to the problems with Molly’s ex-husband.
  • Behind the seriousness, there is also humor in the relationship between Molly and Becca. 

What do you think now that you’ve heard more from a couple of the stars of Killer Women? Do you plan to check out the premiere?

(Image courtesy of ABC)

Michelle Carlbert

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV