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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.



Comments (11)

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

    Comment by Michael Sacal – March 25, 2011 04:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • bummer for the powers part

    Comment by teniba – March 25, 2011 04:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • why does she keep doing these awful side character roles instead of being the star that she is????

    Comment by andrew – March 25, 2011 05:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Weird mix of happiness and sadness. Powers sounded really cool. At this is a leading role; she deserves to be showcased.

    Comment by Amber – March 25, 2011 05:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.)

    Comment by bhm1304 – March 25, 2011 06:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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…

    Comment by Nick C – March 25, 2011 07:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What happened to her role on CSI?

    Comment by Jamesb3 – March 26, 2011 07:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Mel – March 27, 2011 05:55 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • You got to be effing kidding me, matt.

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

    Comment by JT – April 4, 2011 06:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • 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.

    Comment by Jim H – May 28, 2011 07:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • NOW I’M INTERESTED TO CHECK OUT THESE LONGMIRE BOOKS.

    I’LL ASK ABOUT THEM AT BARNES & NOBLE.

    Comment by JEREMY – October 21, 2011 05:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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