Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome Not Moving Forward as TV Series

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome TV seriesAfter Caprica was cancelled, Syfy gave the go-ahead for a different Battlestar Galactica prequel, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome. The idea was for it to revolve around the early years of William Adama (Luke Pasqualino) and the first Cylon war. The pilot was deliver last November and fans at WonderCon were treated to an impressive trailer last weekend. The footage made its way to YouTube and quickly reignited fan interest, garnering 100,000 views in less than a day.

Unfortunately, the Blood & Chrome trailer was actually an unofficial demo reel that didn’t have any of the proper clearances. It wasn’t officially supposed to be shown to the public and has been pulled down from YouTube.

As recently as January, Syfy President of Original Content Mark Stern said that his team was trying to work out the economics of the Battlestar Galactica prequel.

Now, Stern notes that, even though the 90-minute TV movie will air at some point in the future, the cable channel won’t be producing a Blood & Chrome television series. He says that they aren’t dropping the project however.

In a statement, Stern said, “Though the vision for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome has evolved over the course of the past year, our enthusiasm for this ambitious project has not waned. We are actively pursuing it as was originally intended: a groundbreaking digital series that will launch to audiences beyond the scope of a television screen.”

What do you think? Would you like to see the 90-minute movie? Do you think it could work as a web series?

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  1. Kat says

    I saw the trailer on YouTube! It was fantastic! I enjoyed Caprica, but this looks like it would totally blow it away if it was put on television as a regular series. Looks like I’ll have to watch the webseries…

  2. johne says

    I wouldn’t be too disappointed for networks it’s all about ratings and sales and should it do spectacularly in both, a TV series is almost assured to get produced. Lest we forget Galactica started off as a mini-series so i wouldn’t count it out just yet.

  3. Jim says

    how about forgetting about all of the storylines that happened before the re-imagined BSG, and produce a series that takes place after BSG? they can erase the god-awful finale (perhaps the most disappointing series finale i have ever seen) and write a new chapter.

    or how about bringing back “the chronicle”, “the invisble man”, “good vs evil”? shows that wouldn’t cost a lot to produce but were very entertaining?

    • Jim says

      since they aren’t going to spend the cash on another BSG series, how about picking up the series “3 inches”? give us something for god’s sake!

  4. Chris says

    While i do like sanctuary, warehouse 13, and especially eureka, syfys new watchdogs (comcast) have completely sent syfy into the gutter

  5. Why Watch says

    I agree with Greg. I’ve given up on Syfy. They were good in the 90’s and 00’s like Farscape, BSG, Stargate. Nothing now.

  6. says

    Caprica was a flop in the worst way. Too much soap opera and not enough action.
    Hopefully this will be cut from the same rag as the original BG and not Caprica.
    I’d still like to see the movie, and SyFi should jump on it either way. Anything’s better than “This mutant animal vs that mutant animal in bad CGI”, or frigging wrestling. Both of which are becoming SyFi baloney fodder since the name change.

  7. Darvedd says

    Deeply disappointed it won’t be made as a TV series- I can’t understand why a popular series wouldn’t be produced with such a large and vocal fan base behind it-should be large screen HD TV!

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