For you BSG fans out there who want more than Caprica, Syfy has greenlit Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, a show based on the adventures of a young Bill Adama, will be coming to your television screens.
“Your way into the story is a young William Adama who is not the grizzled old veteran we have come to love in BSG,” Stern added. “This is someone who is more like us, in terms of coming into this with certain preconceptions and learning as you go. … It’s very much about relationships along the way. I think ultimately the arc of the pilot and of the series is about getting Adama to be who you came to know in BSG, but it’s also about the deep relationships he forms. And I don’t think there are any deeper relationships than the ones you form in life-or-death situations.” (More on Techland: Netflix Now Instantly Streams That One Frakking Show)
While the show won’t air until late 2011, early 2012 being a more likely date, details have come out about the spinoff show. TV Squad reports there will be a version of the Battlestar Galactica ship – they took scans of the original set before it was torn down. Sadly, Edward James Olmos will not be reprising his role, but a younger actor will play his character, a young pilot fresh out of Viper training. He’s entering the tenth year of the First Cylon War which means more robot and human fighting action. (More on Techland: Caprica Returns, Reboots And Disappoints)
Co-executive producer Michael Taylor penned the pilot script, so you can be assured it will follow BSG cannon, and he’s brought show veteran David Eick to co-executive produce with him. Bradley Thompson and David Weddle are producers in the trenches again. The score is even going to be done by the same guy, Bear McCreary. There’s still no word if they’re going to get rid of Caprica, but they said that this show was not intended as a replacement. (More on Techland: Why Wild Wild West Is The Best Thing Ron Moore Could Do Right Now)
“This is very much an action-adventure, war series,” said Syfy Vice President of original programing and the co-head of original content for Universal Cable Productions Michael Stern said. “This is definitely dealing with people who are fighting the fight. … As you hope Battlestar would do, it kind of comments on that process a little bit… but not in a preachy way, not in an issues-oriented way, not in a hitting-you-over-the-head way. Really, the fabric and the canvas of the series are people in the fight and what they grapple with when it comes to each other and what they grapple with when it comes to the enemy they’re fighting.”
Bring it on, cylons.