With many of the female Battlestar Galactica alumni like Katee Sackhoff, Grace Park and Tricia Helfer making deals to appear in other tv series, it was only a matter of time before more of the men did as well. Today, Syfy announced that James Callis, perhaps best known as Dr. Gaius Baltar on BSG, has joined the cast of Syfy’s original series Eureka.
On the show, Callis will play Dr. Grant, a scientist and former resident of Eureka whose unexpected return is cause for serious alarm. Plus, his romantic romantic interest in Allison Blake (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) also causes significant friction with Sherriff Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson).
This is great news for fans of Callis and BSG. Seeing some of your favorite actors from the show get new roles on good shows is always a welcome development. Now if we can just get that sitcom starring Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnel off the ground we’ll really be set.
Production on season 4 of Eureka begins March 18th with all new episodes beginning to air on Syfy on July 9.