It seems like we’ve been waiting for the new Battlestar series forever – in fact at one stage it looked like it may not happen at all – but the wait is, as they say, finally over…
Produced by Universal Cable Productions, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome is coming THIS Friday! Yes, it debuts online on Friday Nov 9th and check out the jaw-dropping new trailer below.
But seriously, where the hell did this come from?!
The series is a prequel to the BSG reboot, taking place after Caprica. It will be made up of ten, 7-12-minute episodes on Machinima’s YouTube channel, Machinima Prime.
After Friday’s episode the rest will air over the next four weeks, then will air on SyFy as a two-hour movie and will eventually see an extended, unrated home release. But that’s all in the further future…
BSG’sDavid Eick and Michael Taylor are executive producers, with Taylor writing the script from a story by Eick, Bradley Thompson and David Weddle. Caprica director Jonas Pate directed this too.
The story is based around young Bill Adama, played by Luke Pasqualino from the original Skins, and will take place during the first Cylon War. The series is made using CGI virtual sets.
From the Press Release: “With its top-notch storytelling, pulse-pounding action, and cutting-edge visual effects, Blood & Chrome is the perfect extension of the Battlestar Galactica universe,” said Mark Stern, Syfy programming president and co-head of original content at UCP. “We are thrilled to see this hotly-anticipated event premiere on Machinima, an online network that is unparalleled in its delivery of high-class digital content to millions of viewers.”