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Syfy greenlights Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome backdoor pilot + Caprica future in doubt?
Ratings may be getting smaller and smaller for "Caprica" (last weeks episode drew a series-low 718,000 viewers), but that hasn’t dampened the desires of Syfy to push forward with another ‘BSG’ prequel. The network has announced that they’ve greenlit "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome. The project, which would focus on a young William Adama — set 20 years after the events of “Caprica” and 40 years before the events of “Battlestar Galactica” — will be seen as a TV movie to be followed by a possible TV series.
‘Blood & Chrome’ was originally announced this past July and in that announcement Syfy said it was designed as a 9 to 10-part online series — 10 or so minutes each. But Mark Stern, Syfy’s executive vice president of original programming, says the decision was made to move forward with a TV movie/potential series pilot after a strong script was turned in by "Caprica" co-creator
(and Trek vet) Michael Taylor:
“When we read Michael’s script, it was so clearly a full-blown pilot for a series,” Stern said in a Thursday interview. “The scope is fantastic and bigger, I think, than anticipated, so we said, ‘Let’s do it as a 2-hour backdoor pilot.’ … We’re trying to get up and running as soon as possible.”
Stern also described the series in some detail:
“This is very much an action-adventure, war series,” Stern said. “This is definitely dealing with people who are fighting the fight. … As you hope ‘Battlestar’ would do, it kind of comments on that process a little bit… but not in a preachy way, not in an issues-oriented way, not in a hitting-you-over-the-head way. Really, the fabric and the canvas of the series are people in the fight and what they grapple with when it comes to each other and what they grapple with when it comes to the enemy they’re fighting.”
"Blood & Chrome" will be produced by David Eick and Michael Taylor, but Eick’s BSG co-creator (and Trek vet) Ron Moore will not be involved. So who will play William Adama? Will it be Nico Cortez who played the character in the BSG movie "Razor"? Stern says Cortez was "great" in the movie, but he’s not a lock for the role: "I’m assuming there will be a full casting process for this pilot, but with Nico at the top of the list," Stern said. Stern also noted that there’s a chance we could meet other younger versions of BSG and Caprica characters. Production on the TV movie/pilot is expected to get underway in Vancouver, Canada in early 2011. Although there’s a chance the show could be ready by the fourth quarter of 2011, it more than likely wouldn’t launch until early 2012.
As for "Caprica", the future does seem to be in some doubt. However, Stern told AOL:
To be really categorical about it, this is not about finding something else so we can get rid of ‘Caprica. I don’t know the fate of ‘Caprica’ yet, but, if anything, ‘Blood & Chrome’ going to series would only be a great opportunity to pair it with something.’
A decision on the future of Caprica will be made no later than Nov. 15. Here’s the latest promo for Caprica along with a 20-minute interview with Ron Moore and David Eick.
Interview with Ron Moore and David Eick [Daemon's TV / Vimeo]