Two of the principal cast for Caprica, the Battlestar Galactica prequel series, have been cast. Paula Malcolmson will take on the role of Amanda Greystone, a surgeon and double agent who works with her husband to create the first Cylon in the image of her murdered daughter Zoe. Meanwhile Esai Morales, known as the tough-but-fair Major Beck to fans of Jericho, will be taking on the role of Joseph Adama, the father of Galactica’s William Adama.
Caprica is a Universal Media Studios project, and will be produced by creator Ronald D Moore. The story follows the creation of the Cylon race through the increasingly bitter conflict between the Adama and Greystone families.