The pilot for "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" will air as a Syfy movie, but the show that focuses on a young William Adama will live on as a digital series
Good news, bad news "Battlestar Galactica" fans: That trailer for the planned "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" prequel that hit the Interwebs earlier this week was exciting, but Syfy has confirmed that "Blood & Chrome" will live on as a digital series, not a TV show.
The series' pilot, which has already been filmed, will air as a two-hour movie on Syfy at a later date.
"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," Syfy President of Original Content Mark Stern said in a statement. "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."
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The action-packed trailer for "Blood & Chrome," which hit the Internet after the WonderCon gathering in Anaheim last weekend, excited fans, but was unauthorized by Syfy.
"Blood & Chrome," set in the 10th year of the First Cylon War, is also planned to shed light on the early war battle years of William Adama, the "BSG" leader played by Edward James Olmos in the 2004-2009 "BSG" remake on Syfy.
"Skins" actor Luke Pasqualino portrays Adama in "Blood & Chrome."
Watch the "Blood & Chrome" trailer: