Welcome to The Machine: Science Fiction Gods Katee Sackhoff and Lance Henriksen Join SyFy’s New A.I. Series

I’m trying to breathe normally, but guys … this goddess,

and this god (who’s also popped by Into the Badlands)

are about to star in an A.I. series.

Lest you think I’m overreacting, that’s basically what my hair looks like every morning before I fix it.

Seriously though, if you know anything about me, you know Battlestar Galactica is my favorite of all time shows, Katee Sackhoff’s Starbuck — the coolest chick ever on a TV series until Thandie Newton’s Maeve Millay — is near idol status, and I’m pretty much obsessed with a certain bunch of Alien films, so this is the best news since Westworld and Legion came to town. There may even be internal orgasms happening as I type.

Sorry. Sorry!

Based on 2013’s The Machine starring Arrow/Legend of Tomorrow‘s Caity Lotz and Black Sails‘ Toby Stephens, the SyFy series of the same name will feature Katee (How about that, two alternatively spelled Katies?) and Lance as supercomputers, Nadia and Stanley, with young Jaeden Bettencourt (Hotel Transylvania 2, Secrets of a Psychopath) as a third machine called Kazimir. Katee’s right back in it with the battle between Artificial Intelligence and humanity, only this time she’s on the opposite side of the fence …

Now, according to Deadline, Henriksen and Sackhoff will “voice” their characters, so we have no idea if they’ll ever appear in physical form. Previously cast are Game of ThronesIndira Varma as Hannah, head of the Ministry of Defense’s A.I. program; Black Mirror/Doctor Who/RootsMalachi Kirby as CIA cyber warfare division agent, Aaron; The Americans/The X-FilesAnnet Mahendru as Anna, a brilliant programmer; Of Kings and Prophets/The MusketeersOlly Rix as James, a rebuilt soldier; and Bosch‘s Bridger Zadina as hacker, Santiago.

Created and written by the original film’s director, Caradog James (Don’t Knock Twice, Little White Lies), The Machine will debut on SyFy sometime in the not so distant future …

Until then, you’ll find me somewhere in a state of perma-flail.


Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis has been writing about the entertainment industry for ​over ten years, and is the ​Editor-in-Chief at Oohlo, where she muses over television, movies, and pop culture. Previous Senior News Editor at Pajiba, and published at BUST.

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