Sofia Vergara is back on the small screen -- but this time, she’s positioned behind the camera. The Colombiana, who’s best know for her role as goofy but lovable Gloria on Modern Family, is serving as executive producer for the new ABC crime drama Killer Women. The show centers on Molly Parker, the only woman in the notoriously male-dominated Texas Rangers, and trust us, she is one badass mujer. The hour-long show focuses on her job investigating -- you guessed it -- the killer women of Texas.
Here’s five things to know about Sofia Vergara’s latest project, which you can catch every Tuesday at 10 pm EST on ABC:
It's set in San Antonio.
And it’s pure Texas, y’all. Expect lots of Southern accents, sizable cowboy hats, and to-die-for Western boots. Best of all, the show perfectly incorporates the region’s signature Tex-Mex flair.
The show is a sexy twist on the traditional crime drama.
Let’s be real: Molly Parker is hot. So is Nadine Velazquez, who guest stars in the pilot episode. The shows proves that you can be beautiful, brilliant, and a badass all at once. Not to mention, Molly Parker is currently stuck in the midst of a tricky relationship with hunky DEA agent Dan Winston (played by Marc Blucas.) Sure, the two claim to be “using” each other for information about their investigations, but we definitely see the potential for more. Hopefully, the series will expand on that chemistry in future episodes.
Don't expect classic villains.
Nadine Velazquez guest stars in the pilot episode as a scorned mistress who resorts to murder to get revenge...or at least, that’s what you’re led to believe. We won’t give too much away, but a shocking plot twist proves that her character has a hidden past, and, perhaps, some noble motives for her crime. In fact, Velazquez hardly even resembles the “traditional” villain. She has some serious style, rocking a skintight red dress and sky-high pumps in her first scene. Is her outfit an homage to the show’s executive producer?
Sofia Vergara's influence is everywhere.
At times, the show feels like a telenovela, with its overdramatic acting and over-the-top story lines. Plus, Sofia Vergara clearly made it a point to include Latino characters, incorporate San Antonio’s Mexican culture, and include Spanish songs in the soundtrack.
It's not for the faint of heart.
Except some bloodshed -- ok, alot of bloodshed. Fair warning: within the first few moments expect a brutal wedding day murder. And the final scene includes enough car chases, gunfights, and explosions to make even the most diehard action fan woozy.