Battlestar Galactica alum Katee Sackhoff has joined the A&E pilot Longmire, in which she'll play a deputy opposite Robert Taylor's Wyoming sheriff.

The drama will be directed by Greg Yaitanes and written by Hunt Baldwin, John Coveny and Craig Allen Johnson, who wrote the book series on which the pilot is based.

Also joining the cast are Lou Diamond Phillips, Bailey Chase and Cassidy Freeman.