The universe's most badass spaceship commander has a dad! Producers have begun casting the Battlestar Galactica prequel series Caprica, filling in the roles of William Adama's father and a female lead.
Playing Joseph Adama will be Esai Morales, who recently starred in the second season of Jericho and previously wore a badge on NYPD Blue, says The Hollywood Reporter. If Battlestar fans thought Bill Adama (played by Edward James Olmos) was tough as nails, they'll be kowtowing to Joe, who is every bit as devoted and firm as his son and then some.
Paula Malcomson, who played prostitute Trixie in HBO's Deadwood, will play a surgeon named Amanda who is also a double agent.
Caprica, which is looking like Sci Fi Channel's next big thing, is set more than half a century before the events of Battlestar Galactica and outlines the development of the Cylons and the two warring clans with opposing views on advanced robotics.
Sci Fi has also cast the two leads for its X-Files-esque Warehouse 13. Television journeyman Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly (Vanished) have been cast as the stars of the upcoming two-hour paranormal drama pilot. They'll play a pair of FBI agents who investigate, recover, and protect supernatural objects obtained by the government.
Premiere dates for both shows have not yet been detailed by Sci Fi.