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Jamie Bamber will reunite with Battlestar Executive producer Ronald D. Moore for his new NBC pilot 17th Precinct, TVLine reports.
The British actor joins Stockard Channing in the police procedural set in Excelsior, a town where science takes a backseat to magic and the supernatural. The 37-year-old Bamber will play Caolan, an extremely focused crime-scene detective. Channing will portray Mira, a former homicide detective now working in the 17th Precinct’s robbery division.
Teased in September as “an adult Harry Potter“ — the producers don’t care for that description — 17th Precinct received a pilot commitment from NBC last month. Battlestar Galactica alum Michael Rymer will direct the pilot, which will be shot in Vancouver.
Bamber, who played Lee Adama in Moore’s Battlestar Galactica update, also starred in Law & Order: UK and Outcasts.