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From: (Anonymous) Date: February 8th, 2011 09:18 am (UTC) (Link Me)

Just business

I may be a cynic, but having worked in media finance I suspect that what the BBC did was use Jamie Bamber to "gain" SciFi viewers and his fanbase from Battlestar. They never viewed him as an "asset" and so he only had a limited ARC role. After the pilot, they brought in the more heavy hitters, i.e. Eric Mabius. This is common practice in Hollywood and the networks do it all the time. Previously, NBC cut every single British actor from its pilots and replaced them with American actors when the series were picked up. The truth is that Eric Mabius costs more per episode than someone like Jamie does for an entire series. Money talks and in the case of Outcasts, a key audience is BBC America. BBC America is part financing this and will want "network" actors to ensure a good return on investment.
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