News this morning confirms that both Katee Sackhoff and Jamie Bamber have taken new roles as police on TV.
The Hollywood Reporter today announced Sackhoff has been cast as the lead in a new show from LAW AND ORDER creator Dick Wolf, called LOST AND FOUND:
The hourlong "Found"...centers on Tessa (Sackhoff), an offbeat female LAPD detective who, after butting heads with the higher-ups, is sent as a punishment to the basement to work on John Doe and Jane Doe cases (source)...ETA: The Ausiello Files is reporting that, possibly due to this new role, Sackhoff's part on next season's NIP/TUCK has been recast with Rose McGowan. Darn it!
[Pilot writer] Chris Levinson says the show will distinguish itself from other crime shows by featuring a healthy dose of dark humor and by the lead character's distinct lack of resources: She works out of a basement office with little support from the department. (source)
Meanwhile The Guardian recently reported more details about Bamber's character on ITV's new show LAW AND ORDER UK:
The UK version of Law & Order, which follows the work of police on the street through to legal action by the Crown Prosecution Service, starts filming this month.
ITV1's 13-part series stars Bradley Walsh, who has also featured in Coronation Street, Torn and The Old Curiosity Shop, as Ronnie Brooks, "a real East End copper's copper." He is partnered by Jamie Bamber, perhaps best-known as Apollo from Battlestar Galactica, as Matt Devlin, who tackles crime using "part seduction, part force."
The pair report to Detective Inspector Natalie Chandler, played by Harriet Walter, whose credits include Atonement. Law & Order's legal side, featuring the workings of the CPS, is led by the Doctor Who and Torchwood actor Freema Agyeman as the "hard-working, strong-willed" prosecutor Alesha Phillips. The lead writer on the UK show, Chris Chibnall, has credits including Life on Mars and Torchwood.
ITV1's Law & Order is based on the highly successful US version, created by Dick Wolf, who has also worked on Hill Street Blues, and will be co-produced by the UK company Kudos, Wolf Films and NBC Universal.