Syfy Greenlights ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Spin-Off

“Blood and Chrome” will center on battle between humans and robots

“Battlestar Galactica” has been off the air for just over a year now, but Syfy is already planning a second chapter in the critically beloved space adventure.

The network announced Friday that it has given a greenlight for “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” from Executive Producer David Eick.

Universal Cable Productions will produce the two-hour pilot with Syfy.

The network also released a synopsis of what the series would cover, but it’s strictly geared toward the rabid fan set. Syfy said "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" takes place in the 10th year of the first Cylon war.

"Blood & Chrome" will take place 40 years before the events of "Battle Star."

It will apparently involve a war between humans and robots. The lead character will be a brash rookie viper pilot (is there any other kind?) who is assigned to the newest battlestar.

Michael Taylor wrote the teleplay from a story by Eick, Taylor and Bradley Thompson & David Weddle.

The network started airing "Caprica,"  another prequel to "Battlestar," this year, but no decision has been made on renewal. A decision on whether to give 'Caprica' another season will apparently be made by Nov. 15.