Three Former ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Stars Reunite In ’17th Precinct’

Ron Moore's NBC pilot casts James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Jamie Bamber.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Three Former 'Battlestar Galactica' Stars Reunite In '17th Precinct'

Back in January, former "Battlestar Galactica" executive producer, Ron Moore got a pilot order from NBC for "17th  Precinct," a new cop drama set in the fictional town of Excelsior where magic and the supernatural are dominant over science. And Moore hasn’t wasted anytime gathering up some of his old friends.

According to Deadline, three "Battlestar Galactica" stars have already been cast in the pilot. Tricia Helfer will play a necromancer named Morgana, who is the equivalent of a coroner as well as an expert at using spells, potions and other magical tools.

Jamie Bamber will portray Caolan, a crime scene expert and James Callis is on board as a homicide detective.

Eamonn Walker ("OZ") is set to play the lead character, Detective Chief Inspector Wilder Blanks, with Stockard Channing ("The West Wing") and Matt Long ("Jack & Bobby") also starring in the pilot.

"17th Precinct" has previously been described as "an adult Harry Potter" and it is widely considered a heavy favorite to make NBC’s fall schedule. The series is being produced by Sony Pictures TV and NBC.

As a writer and producer, Moore is best known for the "Battlestar Galactica" reboot, as well as his long stints on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Star Trek: Voyager."

Moore is also the executive producer of a "Wild Wild West" reboot at CBS with "CSI" veteran Naren Shankar that may also go to series.