Young William Adama cast in Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome!

We've seen William Adama as an adult in Battlestar Galactica and as a kid in Caprica, so as soon as Syfy announced its new series BSG: Blood and Chrome, about Adama as a rookie Viper pilot during the first Cylon war, we wondered—who's got the chops to show us yet another side of this classic character?

James Hibberd of Inside TV got the exclusive that the role has gone to Luke Pasqualino, while the battle-weary officer to whom young Adama reports will be played by Ben Cotton.

Pasqualino is best known for his starring role in the U.K. TV series Skins, while Cotton will be a familiar face due to his roles in such series as Hellcats, Riese, Caprica, Stargate: Atlantis and Harper's Island.

Here are the official character descriptions:

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.

So what do you think of the latest actor to portray William Adama?

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