New Amsterdam's star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is taking the lead as Mission Commander on Ron Moore's Virtuality, about astronauts on a long-haul space voyage who rely on virtual reality to preserve their sanity. Coster-Waldau will play Frank Pike, the intrepid captain of the ship who has to deal with nightmare glitches in the ship's V.R.. More spoilery details about this character's sordid life after the jump.

As we reported before, Frank Pike is involved in a virtual affair with the wife of the one character he shouldn't cross, Roger Fallon. Fallon is the ship's therapist, but also the producer of the reality TV show following the crew, so he toys with the crews' minds at will. If I didn't know any better I'd say this had the makings of an classic space soap opera. And of course, something shocking happens to Pike at the end of the first episode.

[The Hollywood Reporter]