Over the past several months we’ve been hearing about the new prequel series that the SyFy Channel is developing called Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome.” We’ve got some important casting news regarding one of the headlining characters on the show — William Adama. The new actor who’ll play the role is only 21 years old, but he’s already a TV veteran.

The new Adama will be played by Luke Pasqualino. The actor is a native of England, and he’s best known for his role as Freddy on the U.K. version of “Skins.” The other lead character on “Blood & Chrome” will be a “battle-weary officer” played by Ben Cotton whom Adama will report to.

We can honestly say that we have no interest in watching this show. Are we still bitter over the cancellation of “Caprica“? Perhaps, but this kid doesn’t come across as leading man material.

Official Character Synopsis:

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.

What do you think of the new Adama?

Source: EW