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Battlestar Galactica: Syfy Planning Online Prequel Series

Battlestar Galactica RazorThough Caprica hasn’t exactly been a ratings hit, Syfy wants to keep the Battlestar Galactica universe alive. A new online prequel series, Blood & Chrome, is in the works.

According to Mo Ryan, Blood & Chrome will center around the experiences of a young William “Husker” Adama in the first Cylon War. Caprica’s co-executive producer, Mark Stern, will script the series and follow “a young man’s initiation into war: both the realities of war as fought by soldiers on the ground (and in Battlestars and Vipers), and the somewhat less real version portrayed in the media.”

For now, Blood & Chrome is expected to consist of nine or 10 installments that run about 10 minutes each. The plan is to use “cutting-edge digital technology and special effects” to depict the war. If the project gets an okay, filming will take place using green screens and virtual sets. Before BSG ended, high-resolution scans were made of the show’s sets so they can be used by the special effects team.

If the project gets a greenlight, it’s unknown if Nico Cortez would play young Adama, as he did in the Razor prequel. The online series could feature another character from Razor but would largely feature a new cast.

Reportedly, if Blood & Chrome is a success, it could potentially become a backdoor pilot for a new TV series.

What do you think? Would you be interested in watching Blood & Chrome? Does it sound like a worthwhile regular TV show?


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{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

jennifer dady April 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm

should be a regular i would watch evdery episode


slimmking September 30, 2011 at 10:49 am

i think Caprica would have been a greater success if this idea had been used .
its my opinion that viewers want action not complicated stories so a flash back to the beginning of the cylons from a soldiers point of view would have been good and also don’t split series you loose viewers during the break. good luck hope it works .Yes I will watch and see .


Joe February 7, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Oh, hell yes!


Mike C January 21, 2011 at 3:15 pm

I would watch this series wherever I find it.

Unlike the failed Caprica series. A more action based war time story would make an excellent premise for a spinoff series. It can be very successful if done right.


loretta January 7, 2011 at 8:15 pm

only if the show answers questions left unanswered with Caprica. will it fill in the gaps? if it doesn’t i wont be watching………..


Cecelia January 4, 2011 at 9:25 pm



Justin December 8, 2010 at 9:28 pm

For sure, most definitely. I was disappointed with the end of Caprica and I absolutely loved BSG. I think, another installment to the popular running series would be awesome.


Glenn R. November 16, 2010 at 7:53 pm

I was hoping that battlestar galactica would come back. YES! Do it and send out updates on when it will start.


Ben H. November 16, 2010 at 6:15 am

omg, yes. do it!


Anonymous November 12, 2010 at 1:24 am

um yes!


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