“Battlestar Galactica” is getting another reboot, this time at NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service.
The company unveiled its streaming plans on Tuesday, with one of several major announcements being another reboot of the space opera from UCP and “Homecoming” and “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail.
Esmail will executive produce the new series alongside Chad Hamilton of his Esmail Corp. banner. No further details about the upcoming series were released, but the service, which is named Peacock, is set to launch in April 2020. A subscription price has yet to be announced.
The “Battlestar Galactica” franchise originated in 1978 with the short-lived original series created by Glen A. Larson. It centered on a crew of survivors traveling space on a ship, Galactica, in the aftermath of humanity’s near-extinction in a war with a race of robots called Cylons.
A 2004 reboot of the series, developed by “Star Trek” alum Ronald D. Moore, ran for four seasons on Syfy (then known as Sci Fi), debuting to widespread critical acclaim and going on to achieve cult status. Cast members included Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park.
The franchise has lived on with a number of other ancillary series and movies in the years since, including the one-and-done prequel series “Caprica” in 2010 and the web series-turned-film “Blood & Chrome” in 2013.
See a complete list of everything coming to Peacock here.