Exclusive: 'Caprica' snags James Marsters!

James-Marsters_lCaprica exec producer Jane Espenson is using her powers as a charter member of the Whedonverse for good. Sources confirm to me exclusively that Buffy all-star James Marsters is joining the Battlestar Galactica prequel for a sizable arc.

Marsters will play a dangerous terrorist leader by the name of Barnabus Greeley in a minimum of three episodes. Driven by desires both moralistic and carnal, Barnabus is as lethal as he is unpredictable.

And no ones does lethal and unpredictable better than Marsters.

Caprica is set to make its Syfy debut on Jan. 22.

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  • CH

    Well, now I guess I *have* to watch this…

    • Michelle

      That was my first thought too!

    • maddy

      Dammit. I really really was hoping to avoid this show and now I’m going to have to watch it.

      Bad enough I was reduced to watching Torchwood for a JM fix, now this??

      This is espenson’s fault, I know it.

      • allie

        totally agree- excellent casting move. Loved him on Buffy and Torchwood. I was so-so on Caprica…but now….

    • magiere

      I hadn’t planned to watch it either although i loved BSG. But now I will definitely give it a look see. I love Marsters.

  • sm

    Now I have a reason to finally get into BSG!

    • kendall

      my thought exactly!!

  • Steven

    ummmm…YES!!!

  • duhgirly

    FANtastic….I just wish they would find a series for him instead of guest shot here and there….but I’ll take what I can get….:)

    • Alicia

      I think actors take what they can get, he hasn’t worked in ages (visible projects that it) so it will good even if small to get his “cred” back to the main population.

      • jenn

        if by visible, American tv shows, then yes, but he was pretty visible in England on Torchwood as Captain John

      • Marrow

        He played Brainiac on Smallville for quite a bit. He’s been pretty out there in the geek market.

      • angel29100

        But he did work a lot since Buffy: Smallville, Without A Trace, Saving Grace, Torchwood, P.S. I Love You with Hilary Swank, a space western and Dragon Ball.

    • JenD

      absolutely. i would love to see him with his own series. i loved watching him on Torchwood and Smallville, and noticed my interest waned on both series after his arc was done. It’s all about James!

  • The1337

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jenn

    score! I was planning on seeing this anyways, but this news makes it all the more exciting! If I can’t have him as Captain John, I’ll definitely settle for this.

  • Bonnie

    HELL YES!!!!

  • DEEDS

    My two worlds collide!!!

  • Emmy

    I guess this means that I have to watch this show. God, I love James Marsters. I will watch him in anything.

  • Monique

    ANYTHING that brings his amazing talent to the big or small screen works for me!

  • megan

    yay!!! i love james marsters!!

  • The Film Yap

    Ha…Spike the vampire plays a character named Barnabas. That’s what the kids call “irony.”

  • mike

    Wow first Lie to Me now this !! it all good

  • wg

    Darn it. I may have to watch this now.

  • Marta

    Great news. I’m sure he’ll be a awesome addition.

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