Interview: Young Bill Adama – A Chat With ‘Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome’ Star Luke Pasqualino

“Battlestar Galactica” has been enjoying a return to the small screen with the web series “Blood & Chrome,” a ten-part story featuring future Admiral Bill Adama as a young pilot in the middle of the first Cylon war, airing on Machinima’s YouTube channel.

But who could take on the role of the man who went head-to-head with the toasters and won? The series’ producers went with “Skins” (U.K.) and “The Borgias” actor Luke Pasqualino for the role, introducing William Adama as a rookie pilot to a familiar ship and a fraught battle against the cybernetic enemy.

With the series reaching its conclusion this week, Pasqualino was kind enough to share his thoughts on “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome,” filling the shoes of Edward James Olmos, and what’s next for the young actor in 2013.

MTV Geek: How did you come by the role of young Bill Adama? What were your thoughts when it was offered to you?

Luke Pasqualino: It was pilot season 2011 and my team sent me the script for “Blood and Chrome.” I had no real knowledge of “BSG” as a franchise although I did know that it was a real phenomenon. So I read the script with a very open mind and 5 pages in… I couldn’t put it down! I thought the writing was great, so I put myself on tape and a week or so later I Skyped with [“Blood & Chrome” writer] Jonas Pate and then shortly after that I was invited to LA for the test.

Obviously I was overjoyed when I was told I had the part and couldn’t wait to get started!

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