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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26 Comments · Read them below or add one

  1. Anonymous says

    YES now i don’t have to contract with the tauron mafia to kill the syfy execs. its not off the table though, for those channel-ruining frakheads. pro wrestling? ghosts? WTF???

  2. Big B. says

    Can’t wait for it! After realizing that Caprica is just another boring soap-opera I’d like to have the real stuff back!

  3. JOJAFA says

    This sounds great. If you have a problem with the way the BSG ended than you were not watching the same show as everyone else. It ended how it had to if you have a problem with it than you have to through out the entire arc of the show.

  4. Jim says

    any new series better not have a finale as monumentally bad as the new BSG finale. i am still angry to this day about it.

  5. sbME says

    Yeah give it a whirl. I think BSG had 1-2 seasons left in it. Caprica is pretty good, but was hoping it would be better. Still going to watch Caprica though, just like SyFy and different from other shows. But I wait until the season is over and will watch on Hulu or wait until my cousin buys the DVD and watch it then.

  6. Peppie says

    would definitely be interested in Blood & Chrome and hope it good enough for a new tv series. Have missed Battlestar very much since it ended.

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