LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) --
U.S. television actor James Marsters
has been cast in the upcoming series "Caprica," Syfy announced.
Best known for his roles on TV's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Smallville" and "Torchwood," the actor will play terrorist leader Barnabus Greeley in the new science-fiction drama, the network said.
"Driven by moralistic and yet carnal desires, this unpredictable villain is constantly torn by his conflicting motivations," said a news release announcing Marsters' casting.
Co-starring Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcomson, Polly Walker, Magda Apanowicz and Alessandra Torresani, the series is set to debut Jan. 22.
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