Actors Sign Up for 'Battlestar' Prequel, Sackhoff Joins 'Nip/Tuck'
Actors Sign Up for 'Battlestar' Prequel, Sackhoff Joins 'Nip/Tuck'
The cast of Caprica, the Battlestar Galactica spin-off prequel, keeps getting better and better.  We previously announced that Paula Malcomson (Deadwood) and Esai Morales (Jericho) had joined the cast, and now Polly Walker (Cane, Rome) and veteran film actor Eric Stoltz have also signed on.  Walker will play Sister Clarice Willow, a duplicitous headmistress of a private religious school, while Stoltz will play computer engineer Daniel Graystone, the husband of Malcomson's character and the man who helps create the first Cylon.

Before Caprica launches as a TV-movie in 2009, Battlestar Galactica will wrap up its fourth and final season. Now that shooting on the final episodes of BSG is nearly completed, TV Guide has announced that Katee Sackhoff will be scrubbing in on Nip/Tuck for at least four episodes.

Anyone who watches Nip/Tuck knows that the female characters on the series tend to be a bit mentally unstable.  This should be perfect for Sackhoff, who is used to playing a complicated, slightly unhinged woman on BSG.  Her character on the FX drama, Theodora "Teddy" Lowe, will be a new doctor who challenges Sean (Dylan Walsh) at McNamara/Troy during the show's sixth season.  I have a feeling that "challenging" him may include sleeping with him and/or going crazy and stalking him, as many of Sean's female companions have been known to do.

If the gloriously over-the-top world of Nip/Tuck doesn't interest you, you'll still be able to get plenty of sci-fi drama on Caprica.  The TV-movie will peek into the history of the BSG universe and show how the first humanoid Cylon was created.  If the movie is a success, the Sci Fi Channel will likely pick up Caprica as an ongoing series.

Whether or not you think Caprica sounds like a good idea, you have to admit that BSG mastermind Ronald D. Moore knows how to cast a series.  This TV-movie is sounding more prestigious with every new casting announcement.  Though I hate to see Battlestar Galactica come to an end, at least we'll have Caprica to look forward to. 

- Don Williams, BuddyTV Staff Writer
Source: TV Guide
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