Production Begins On BSG Prequel Blood & Chrome

Fans disappointed over the failure of Syfy’s Caprica can at least rest comfortably in the knowledge that the network has faith in co-creator David Eick’s overarching vision for the rebooted franchise. Production is officially under way on Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, a BSG prequel series set after Caprica and chronicling a young Bill Adama’s exploits during the first Cylon War, according to a press release from the network.

The news come only weeks after we got confirmation that Lucas Pasqualino, star of the UK TV series Skins, had been cast in the lead Adama role. He’ll star opposite Ben Cotton and the just-confirmed Lili Bordan, playing Dr. Beka Kelly, a former employee of Graystone Industries, creator of the Cylon robots. Kelly joins Adama and Coker Fasjovik (Cotton) aboard the newly christened Galactica, where she is conducting a top-secret military mission. Kelly and Adama will work closely together and “quickly establish a rapport,” the press release notes.

The two-hour pilot is shooting now in Vancouver, which hopefully means it is coming to air later this year.

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  • GeminiJED

    Yay!

  • JMC

    I think “BSG: Flogging a Dead Horse” or perhaps “BSG: Diluting the Franchise” would be better names for the series.

    Maybe “BSG: The George Lucas Approach to Screwing Up a Franchise?”

    Only joking – of course I’ll watch it :)

  • Mysterious Stranger

    That image shows the Pegasus front and center, though Galactica is partly showing in the upper left hand corner.

  • Coryjameson

    As usual, they’ve focused on the wrong thing.

    They really should focus on the Cylons. I’ve had it up to here with military dramas. I want speculative fiction about Artificial Intelligences. NOT more navel gazing and pathetic pseudo-political commentary (which we can get just about anywhere). Besides, now that Obama is president whom exactly are these liberals going to comment on? Mofo China?

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  • Andrew

    I was as disappointed as when the xfiles canceled when bsg ended then when caprice came out I felt like i was watching star trek being that caprica felt like it was being run by a bunch of pacifists not realists like bsg did. Bsg portrayed drama with conflict and constant violence it made it seem like you were actually there on galactica or Pegasus. I hope this show can bring the perfection of the bsg series into the past and suprise us. I don’t want to have to even make an attempt to struggle to pay attention.

  • Cris

    Caprica, not Capria. :)

  • Dude

    nerd alert

  • Phill

    I hope they drop the slow and add some action. BSG’s first season was awesome, but then they turned it into a soap. I don’t care who is f’ing who. I want to see some epic battles of good and bad. The only good part in Caprica was when the robot stole the van. The rest was boring soap opera crap.