New Battlestar Galactica Series in the Works

Despite it’s faltering ending, Battlestar Galactica remains one of my favorite shows ever produced.  And Caprica has been slow to grow on me.  It’s different in a good way and I’m certainly looking forward to the return of it’s season one second-half.  And now, a third show about William “Husker” Adama is in the works, which would make the BSG universe a sort of Adama trilogy — beginning, middle and end of his life.

The new series, tentatively titled Blood and Chrome, will be a 10-part online only show.  From Maureen Ryan at the Chicago Tribune:

According to Mark Stern, Syfy’s executive vice president of original programming and the co-head of original content for Universal Cable Productions, “Battlestar Galactica” and “Caprica” co-executive producer Michael Taylor will write the the script for the new venture.”Blood & Chrome” is “about a young man’s initiation into war: both the realities of war as fought by soldiers on the ground (and in Battlestars and Vipers), and the somewhat less real version portrayed in the media,” according to Taylor.

“Blood & Chrome” would consist of nine or 10 episodes of nine or 10 minutes each, and it would make use of cutting-edge digital technology and special effects to depict the Cylon War. If it is greenlit to production, it will be filmed using green screens and virtual sets, not unlike Syfy’s “Sanctuary” or James Cameron’s “Avatar.” Before “Battlestar Galactica” ended, high-tech scans were made of all the show’s sets, so that the special-effects team will be able to re-create them (possibly even in 3D).

It’s an interesting concept and technique for pulling this off.  [via]

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