The highly-anticipated prequel Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome is finally going to see the light of day — in an unusual way.
It will be released in 10 7-12 minute segments on a YouTube channel called Machinima. The first installment will be posted this Friday and the rest will be doled out over the next four weeks.
In early 2013, the two-hour movie/pilot will air on Syfy and then an unrated version will be released on DVD. It was announced in March that Blood & Chrome wouldn’t be moving forward as a TV series.
A trailer has been released already and you can see it below the official press release:
Universal Cable Productions’ Highly Anticipated “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” to Premiere November 9 Exclusively On Machinima, Launching a Three-Tiered Windowing Strategy Incorporating Online, Television and Home Entertainment
LOS ANGELES – November 5, 2012 – Universal Cable Productions (UCP) will launch for the first time a three-tiered windowing strategy including online, TV and home entertainment, for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, a spinoff of the blockbuster Battlestar Galactica series franchise. Fans will first view Blood & Chrome when it premieres exclusively on Machinima’s premium channel, Machinima Prime (YouTube.com/MachinimaPrime), beginning November 9. The initial online debut introduces the latest segment of the revered TV series franchise to a new generation of fans while also launching the multi-platform strategy.