Fox's 'Virtuality' lands lead

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau cast in sci-fi pilot

"New Amsterdam" star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is staying at Fox as the star of the network's two-hour sci-fi pilot "Virtuality."

"Virtuality," from UMS and BermanBraun, is set aboard Earth's first starship, which is equipped with advanced virtual reality modules. Coster-Waldau will play mission commander Frank Pike, a born leader.

Ron Moore and Michael Taylor penned the backdoor pilot, which is being directed by Peter Berg.

Coster-Waldau played the title character, immortal New York homicide detective John Amsterdam, on Fox's midseason series "New Amsterdam."