Though 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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