Two of the main roles in Syfy’s "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" project have been filled.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Luke Pasqualino has been cast as William "Husker" Adama and Ben Cotton will portray Adama’s commanding officer, Coker.
Pasqualino is best known for his role on the original British version of "Skins" as well the TV series "Causality" and "Miranda." However, Cotton has an extensive list of genre related television series to his credits, including "Stargate Atlantis," "Harper’s Island," "The 4400," "Supernatural" and "Riese The Series."
"Blood & Chrome" begins in the tenth year of the Cylon war, with the recently graduated Adama looking forward to seeing his first action on the newest ship in the fleet: the Galactica. Although Adama initially butts heads with Coker, the two of them are soon drawn together into a secret mission that may turn the tide of the war.
Still to be cast is the female lead, Beka Kelly, whom "Blood & Chrome" producer David Eick previously described as a pivotal figure within the story.
“’Blood & Chrome’ is loaded with new characters," said Eick. "But I’d say the most compelling and unusual is the woman with whom Adama connects most deeply in the pilot — Beka Kelly, an enigmatic, seemingly impenetrable software genius who gives Adama a run for his money in more ways than one. She’s definitely in the tradition of ‘BSG’s’ and ‘Caprica’s’ uniquely strong, remarkable female characters and will be a huge casting opportunity for someone out there, whom we look forward to discovering."
The "Blood & Chrome" story was originally conceived and written as a ten part web series before getting bumped up into a TV movie. If "Blood & Chrome" draws in a large enough audience, it may become a full fledged weekly TV series.
"Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" is expected to debut later this year.