Syfy has greenlit a two-hour pilot that’s a second prequel of the late, great “Battlestar Galactica.” Currently, Syfy is in the middle of airing the first (and possibly only) season of “Caprica,” which takes place about 50 years before the “BSG” action. The new pilot, called “Blood & Chrome,” would be set somewhere in the middle — 10 years into the first Cylon war — and follow the action of a certain young pilot, William Adama. And unlike the slower, contemplative family drama “Caprica,” “Blood & Chrome” sounds like it’ll feature a lot more action and violence.
Here’s the official press-release description:
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome takes place in the 10th year of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, a sentient robotic race, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, a brash rookie viper pilot enters the fray. Ensign William Adama, barely in his 20’s and a recent Academy graduate, finds himself assigned to the newest battlestar in the Colonial fleet… the Galactica. The talented but hot-headed risk-taker soon finds himself leading a dangerous top secret mission that, if successful, will turn the tide of the decade long war in favor of the desperate fleet.
“While maintaining the themes of politics, social propaganda, and the timeless question: what does it mean to be human? – ‘Blood & Chrome’ will also return us to the authentic, relentless depiction of combat and the agony and ecstasy of human-Cylon war, which was the hallmark of ‘Battlestar Galactica’s’ early seasons,” said (executive producer) David Eick.
Eick was executive producer of “BSG,” but this time will be without that series’ creator, Ron Moore. No word yet on who’ll play the young Adama, though whoever it is will have big shoes to fill, living up to a young Edward James Olmos. At this point “B&C” just a movie, but if it’s picked up as a series, if may have repercussions for “Caprica.” That series is not getting very good ratings, and it might be odd to have two shows from the same universe but in different timelines.
But more Viper battles? Count me in. Whether it’s a movie or a series, I’d totally watch.
What do you think, are you ready to revisit the “BSG” universe again?
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