USA Network Thursday announced that Tricia Helfer, the sexy cylon “Number Six” from Sci Fi’s Battlestar Galactica, will join the cast of Burn Notice as “Carla” when the hit series’ second season debuts in July.
In the show’s first season, “Carla” was only known as the smoky voice on the other end of a vague, threatening phone call to covert-operations agent “Michael Westen,” played by Jeffrey Donovan.
The network said Helfer will appear in multiple episodes where she could prove to “hold the key to Westen’s burn notice.” Burn notices are missives issued by intelligence agencies to discredit or announce the dismissal of agents who are considered to have become unreliable.
Burn Notice was created, written and is executive produced by Matt Nix.
The series averaged a 2.5 rating and 3.74 million viewers through the first six episodes in its debut season and will include 13 episodes this season.