Skins star, 21 year old Luke Pasqualino has been cast in the Syfy channel's Battlestar Galactica prequel Blood and Chrome. Luke played heart-throb Freddie in the third and fourth series of Skins, and the brutal murder of his character prompted an outcry from fans.
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 (played by Ben 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.
Battlestar Galactica:Blood & Chrome will start with a 2 hour pilot using cutting edge CGI and virtual technology and will focus on the young Adama fresh out of the Academy.
Luke will be seen this year in feature film The Apparition alongside Harry Potter's Tom Felton, and in Showtime's new 10-part series The Borgias.