The U.S. cable network Syfy says it has cast Luke Pasqualino and Ben Cotton in the 2-hour pilot for "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome."

The new chapter in the "Battlestar" saga unfolds during the 10th year of the first Cylon war, as the battle between humans and a sentient robot race rages across the 12 colonial worlds, the network said in a news release Thursday.

Pasqualino will play the young, talented fighter pilot William Adama, who finds himself assigned to the newest Battlestar in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica.

"Full of ambition and in pursuit of the intense action that the Cylon war promises, Adama quickly finds himself at odds with Coker (Cotton), the battle-weary officer to whom he reports," a synopsis of the show said.

"With 45 days left in his tour of duty, Coker desires an end to battle just as much as Adama craves the start of it. Though they clash at first, the two men forge an unlikely bond when a routine mission turns dangerous and becomes a pivotal one for the desperate fleet."