The SyFy Channel has officially cast its young lead for its new “Battlestar Galactica” TV spin-off show, “Blood and Chrome”. Luke Pasqualino (below), formerly of the UK version of “Skin”, will play Young Adama, while Ben Cotton will play his superior officer, Coker.
From the press release:
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.
“Blood and Chrome” is set during the 10th year of the first Cylon war, and will debut with a two-hour pilot on SyFy.