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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.

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  1. Michael Sacal says:

    Bummer. I guess that means she didn’t get the part in Powers.

  2. teniba says:

    bummer for the powers part

  3. andrew says:

    why does she keep doing these awful side character roles instead of being the star that she is????

  4. Amber says:

    Weird mix of happiness and sadness. Powers sounded really cool. At this is a leading role; she deserves to be showcased.

  5. bhm1304 says:

    Cassidy Freeman and Katee, gotta check this one out. Plus Bailey Chase, one of the least remembered member of the Whedonverse. (17th Precinct still needs to add a little Tahmoh Penikett.)

  6. Nick C says:

    She is a mean chick.Talks crap about the jobs she gets while she’s working them…I think the only people who like here are the BS fans…

  7. Jamesb3 says:

    What happened to her role on CSI?

  8. Mel says:

    Have you ever actually *read* any of her interviews? Followed her on Twitter? *TALKED* to her? I have, on all counts. She is a generous person who simply pulls no punches. She loved her stint on CSI, has always loved her role on Battlestar, and still takes time to keep contact with her former castmates and fans.

  9. JT says:

    You got to be effing kidding me, matt.

    love love the girl, but CASSIDY FREEMAM IS NOT A SMALLVILLE VET.

  10. Jim H says:

    Terrific. The Longmire series of books are fantastic and the character she’s playing, Victoria Moretti, is a vital part of every story. Can’t wait to see these Craig Johnson stories on the screen.

  11. JEREMY says: