- 29 October 2010
- By John Howell
Syfy has green-lit a two hour pilot, Battlestar Galactica: Blood Chrome, that follows a young Commander William Adama as a rookie Viper pilot during the first Cylon war. I imagine with Caprica now history, SyFy is hoping to try once again to repeat Battlestar Galactica's success with another spin off, this time sticking with an already established character.
According to the Press Release, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome takes place in the 10th year of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation rages across the twelve colonial worlds, a brash rookie viper pilot enters the fray. Ensign William Adama, barely in his 20s and a recent Academy graduate, finds himself assigned to the newest battlestar in the Colonial fleet... the Galactica. A talented but hot-headed risk-taker, Adama leads a dangerous top secret mission that could turn the tide of the decade long war in favour of the desperate fleet.
"The Galactica universe as re-imagined by Ron Moore and David Eick is rich with possibilities and back-story," said Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming. "We jumped at the chance to revisit the William Adama character and explore this exciting chapter in the BSG narrative which falls between the events of the original series and the prequel, Caprica, currently airing on Syfy."
David Eick revealed that the show will focus more on the military action, just like Galactica.
"While maintaining the themes of politics, social propaganda, and the timeless question: what does it mean to be human? - Blood & Chrome will also return us to the authentic, relentless depiction of combat and the agony and ecstasy of human-Cylon war, which was the hallmark of Battlestar Galactica's early seasons," he said.
There's no release date as yet.
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