Monday, 21 December 2009

Ryan Kennedy joins Caprica

The Krypton Site network reports that Ryan Kennedy has been cast in a recurring role on Caprica and will make his first appearance in the 14th episode of the show. No details yet on what character he will be playing.

Kennedy is a familiar face to fans of the genre. He played Cosmic Boy in Smallville and also recently appeared in ABC's V series and SyFy's Stargate Universe.

Caprica premieres only a month from now, on January 22.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

8 new Caprica featurettes, new synopsis

SyFy has released eight new Caprica clips, including an exclusive scene from the pilot and a couple of behind-the-scenes clips with the cast talking about what's to come on the show.

This is the new official synopsis:

On the vibrant world of Caprica, in a culture recognizably close to our own, two dynamic families – the Graystones and the Adamas – live separately on opposite ends of society until they are brought together by tragedy.

Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz), a computer engineering genius, owns a large corporation that is spearheading the development of artificial intelligence. His unwavering professional pursuits are driven to extreme measures when personal tragedy strikes him and his wife Amanda (Paula Malcomson): their strong-willed daughter Zoe (Alessandra Torresani) dies in a terrorist bombing fueled by an underground religious dogma. Unbeknownst to her parents, the teenager had also been dabbling in these radical teachings, which were secretly propagated by her school’s headmistress, Sister Clarice Willow (Polly Walker).

Also living on Caprica but deeply entrenched in a cultural heritage that sets them apart from the rest of civilization, is the Adama clan. The family is helmed by Joseph Adama (Esai Morales), a renowned criminal defense attorney – with questionable ties and sometimes-devious methods – and father to William (Sina Najafi) and Tamara (Genevieve Buechner). When Joseph’s wife and daughter perish in the same attack that befell Zoe Graystone, Joseph’s path soon crosses Daniel’s, and the two become united in their grief.

Soon after, Daniel lets Joseph in on a sinister secret: he’s discovered that Zoe, a computer genius in her own right, had been experimenting with perilous virtual reality technology along with her friend Lacy (Magda Apanowicz), and managed the impossible: she created a life-like avatar of herself, a perfect digital copy. Obsessed with the possibility of seeing his daughter once again, and preying on Joseph’s shared emotions, Daniel implores his new confidante to help him make Zoe’s vision a complete reality. Appalled by the ethical implications of recreating a soul, but aching to bring his own daughter back to life, Joseph complies… and the fate of the human race is altered forever.

And here are the clips:

Caprica exclusive scene: "What If They Could Come Back?"

Caprica vignette: "Daniel Graystone"

Caprica vignette: "The Graystones"

Caprica vignette: "Friends or Rivals"

Caprica vignette: "Lacy and Zoe"

Caprica vignette: "The V Club"

Caprica video blog: "Shooting Star"

Caprica video blog: "What to Expect"

Monday, 14 December 2009

Extended Caprica pilot available online

SyFy has released an extended cut of the Caprica pilot. You can watch it here:

Caprica premieres in a little over a month, on January 22, 2010.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Aleks Paunovic cast as William Adama

Aleks Paunovic, who appeared in several episodes of Battlestar Galactica as Marine Sgt. Omar Fischer, has been cast as the grandfather of Edward James Olmos' William Adama, also named William, and father of Joseph Adama. He will be a recurring character, appearing only in flashbacks.

From his site:

Aleks has been cast in the recurring role of WILLIAM ADAMA in the television series CAPRICA. This character is the father of Joseph Adama (Esai Morales) and grand father of William Adama (Edward James Olmos). Aleks will appear as William Adama in flashback scenes.

You can see Paunovic in the December 11 ep of SyFy's Sanctuary and then in Human Target on January 20 on Fox.