Syfy Casting Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome Leads; More Details Emerge

New details have emerged regarding Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, the second spin-off from the Ron Moore and David Eick’s Battlestar Galactica re-imagining that ran on Syfy from 2004-2009.

According to an exclusive report at TV Guide, Syfy is in the process of casting three leads for Blood and Chrome. The first is a younger version of William Adama (played previously as a grizzled old Admiral by Edward James Olmos and in a Razor flashback by Nico Cortez) who is being described as a cocky and fearless pilot whose only flight experience has been in simulations. As someone in his early-to-mid 20s, he’ll be assigned to the newest Battlestar, Galactica, and thrust into the Cylon War’s tenth year.

Adama’s recklessness and over-enthusiasm to fight Cylons will clash with Coker Fasjovik, the ship’s cynical Electronic Countermeasures Officer. His character is in his late 20s to early 30s. He serves with Adama on his first mission, aboard a raptor dubbed the “Weasel,” and is supposed to be heading home after 45 days fighting in the war (this concept art supports the Raptor mission). He’ll soon discover he gets a lot more then he bargained for in his final mission.

Also assigned to their ship is Beka, a beautiful female officer who Coker suspects is not who she appears to be. By the end of the mission Adama will face loss and have a new outlook on who he trusts and protects.

Battlestar fans are lobbying hard for Cortez to reprise his role as young Adama in Blood and Chrome and thus far there has been no indication that his name is off the table. The last news from Syfy’s VP of original programming Mark Stern indicated that Cortez was at the top of the list. Until we hear otherwise, we have to assume that Cortez is in the running and auditioning for the role.

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