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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  1. slimmking says

    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 .

  2. Mike C says

    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.

  3. loretta says

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

  4. Justin says

    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.

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