It’s been a long time since we’ve seen James Marsters as a prominent fixture in a series, not since Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. Sure, he’s been a recurring character on several shows, starring as Detective Grant Mars in four episodes of Without A Trace, as Brainiac for thirteen chilling episodes of Smallville, and as Captain John Hart for three episodes of Torchwood – who didn’t grin to see our intrepid vampire in a lip-lock with the dashing Captain Jack Harkness? Marsters has also guested on Numb3rs and Lie To Me, and has been featured in a few made-for-TV movies: “The Capture of the Green River Killer,” “Moonshot,” and SyFy’s original feature, “High Plains Invaders.” Now it looks as though Marsters will join Buffy writing veteran Jane Espensen on the SyFy original series, Caprica. Featured above is a first look at the character, courtesy of SyFy.
Marsters joins the cast on March 5, 2010 as Barnabus Greely in what is described as an “an enigmatic and dangerous leader in the monotheist world.” A dangerous leader, huh? Do you think snarky and gregarious will also describe this character? Seems as though Marsters excels at playing the charming and irascible rogue, so I’m hoping this character isn’t too dark. I suppose we’ll see once March 5th rolls around! Are you excited? Has anyone watched any episodes of the series yet? Mark your calendars, people! James is returning to the small screen!
Caprica airs on Friday nights at 9 PM ET/PT on SyFy.