The cast of Caprica
, the Battlestar Galactica
spin-off prequel, keeps getting better and better. We previously announced that Paula Malcomson
) and Esai Morales (Jericho
) had joined the cast, and now Polly Walker
) 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.
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.
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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/Tuc
k 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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