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New Battlestar Galactica series gets a showrunner

May 12th, 2020 by Marc Comments

It looks like the new Battlestar Galactica series is one step closer to happening with a new showrunner in place.

While Mr Robot creator Sam Esmail has been attached in a creative capacity for some time, the main man behind the series will be The Little Drummer Girl  and, em, the Assassin’s Creed movie’s Michael Lesslie.

So, yeah…

“I am beyond excited to be taking on this iconic and inspirational show,” she said.

“As a lifelong devotee, I know that the possibilities of Battlestar Galactica’s world are infinite and that each iteration has raised the bar for epic and intelligent sci-fi storytelling. The teams at Esmail Corp, UCP, and Peacock are second to none, and I already know that we are going to honor Glen A. Larson and Ronald D Moore’s landmark series and break new boundaries with our own vision. It’s a dream come true — one I just can’t wait to share with fans, new and old alike.

“So say we all.”

While we’ve been hearing mixed things, we’re guessing this will be a reboot with the Cylons attacking the human colonies and then what’s left going on the run across the galaxy in the – yup – the lone battlestar called… Galactica.

Given that BSG has had two wonderful adaptations so far, it’s hard to see what the new series will do to separate it from what has gone before.

There’s no word on when this will all happen but we’ll keep you posted.

What say you all?

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….