We’ve seen old William Adama and young William Adama, now it’s time to unveil twenty-something Adama! Syfy has announced the casting of 22-year-old Luke Pasqualino for their next Battlestar Galatica prequel series, Blood & Chrome.
Here’s his character bio as revealed on Entertainment Weekly’s website:
Pasqualino will star as the young, talented fighter pilot William Adama, a recent Academy graduate who finds himself assigned to the newest Battlestar in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. Full of ambition and in pursuit of the intense action that the Cylon war promises, Adama quickly finds himself at odds with Coker (Cotton), the battle-weary officer to whom he reports. With 45 days left in his tour of duty, Coker desires an end to battle just as much as Adama craves the start of it. Though they clash at first, the two men forge an unlikely bond when a routine mission turns dangerous and becomes a pivotal one for the desperate fleet.
As you can see, EW also announced the casting of Ben Cotton (Stargate: Atlantis) as Adama’s commanding officer. Cotton previously held the role of Atreus in Syfy’s short-lived BSG prequel series Capria and an even smaller role in the TV movie, Battlestar Galactica: Razor. Pasqualino has had a short career thus far but is best known for his role as Freddie on BBC’s Skins.
Executive produced and written by longtime BSG companions David Eick and Glen A. Larson respectively, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome will premiere as a tw0-hour pilot on Syfy.