Patton Oswalt takes on 'Caprica' role

Comedian to recur on upcoming 'Battlestar' prequel

Comedian Patton Oswalt is joining the cast of Syfy's upcoming drama series "Caprica" as a recurring.

On the "Battlestar Galactica" prequel "Caprica," Oswalt will play Baxter Sarno, a popular Caprican comedian talk show host on whose show Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) and Amanda Graystone (Paula Malcomson), ultimately appear.

"Caprica" is currently in production in Vancouver.

Oswalt, repped by CAA and Generate, next takes a serious turn starring in "Big Fan," the directorial debut of "The Wrestler" writer Robert Siegel. He also has recurred on Showtime's "United States of Tara."