This little nugget comes as a bit of bad news as mad fans of the recent updated BATTLESTAR GALACTICA series (myself included) got all excited about the potential development of a spin off series called BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD & CHROME. A bootlegged trailer made its way to youtube (its blocked now) and for the past day and half BS fans have been in a tizz over the new show that chronicles the initial war campaign between the humans and the cylons through the eyes of a young William Adama.
BLOOD & CHROME was conceived as a web series back in 2010 but with strong fan support and interest from SYFY the show was put into a 90 minute pilot order for development. As of yesterday SYFY has decided not to continue with the show as a TV series citing they are “working out the economics right now” – Mark Stern, President of Original programming SYFY.
Stern went onto say:
“Though the vision for “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” has evolved over the course of the past year, our enthusiasm for this ambitious project has not waned.. We are actively pursuing it as was originally intended: a groundbreaking digital series that will launch to audiences beyond the scope of a television screen. The 90-minute pilot movie will air on Syfy in its entirety at a future date.”
Keep your eyes out BATTLESTAR fans!