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Pilot Scoop: Katee Sackhoff, Smallville Vet, Others Join A&E's Longmire

Well, there’s one Battlestar Galactica vet who won’t be joining Ron Moore’s frak pack-heavy NBC procedural 17th Precinct: Katee Sackhoff.

The badass formerly known as Starbuck has landed the female lead in the A&E pilot Longmire.

Based on the Walt Longmire Mystery series of novels by Craig Johnson, the project centers on a charismatic, dry-witted Wyoming sheriff (played by Matrix actor Robert Taylor). Sackhoff will play Vic, one of his deputies.

Sackhoff is coming off a recurring role as Det. Frankie Reed on CSI.

Also cast on Longmire, Deadline reports, are Cassidy Freeman (Smallville), as Longmire’s daughter; Lou Diamond Phillips (Numb3rs) as his best friend; and Bailey Chase (Saving Grace) as another deputy.