Syfy has found the actor to play a young William Adama in its upcoming movie/back-door pilot “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome.”
He is Luke Pasqualino, a British actor who starred in the U.K. version of “Skins” for two seasons, EW reports. The show has also cast Ben Cotton (“Hellcats,” “Harper’s Island”) as Adama’s commanding officer.
“Blood & Chrome” is set in the 10th year of the first Cylon war, between the events of “Caprica” and those of “Battlestar Galactica”; Adama is a young fighter pilot who’s just been assigned to Galactica, the newest battlestar in the fleet. His commander is Coker (Cotton), who’s nearing the end of his tour of duty and doesn’t take too well to his new recruit at first.
Cotton, incidentally, guest-starred on a couple episodes of “Caprica” last fall, but he played a different character.
“Blood & Chrome” will also have a central female character; that role has yet to be cast. The two-hour movie will likely air late this year or in early 2012.
What do you think of the casting? Does Pasqualino do it for you as the future admiral?