Syfy May Downgrade Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome Back to Webseries
When the Syfy Channel’s Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome was announced as the second prequel to the wildly popular 2004 series, it was planned to air as a webseries, a segmented story that would be aired online. Then, Caprica, Syfy’s first prequel to BSG was canned, and the network apparently decided that it didn’t have to worry about viewer fatigue from having two different BSG stories airing at the same general time, and filmed Blood and Chrome as a TV movie instead.
Now, after viewing the pre-post-production footage of Blood and Chrome, according to io9, Syfy has grown lukewarm on the idea of a BSG TV movie again, and are considering chopping up the footage into a webseries. Which is great, because now they’ll have room in their schedule for more reruns of Sharktopus, Dinocroc vs. Supergator, and Ghost Hunters.
[Mark Stern, Syfy executive vice president,] said that a decision on Blood and Chrome‘s release date was not imminent, and it was still a possibility that they would air it as a TV movie/backdoor pilot. But they’re seriously considering transforming it back into a series of webisodes.
Blood and Chrome covers the earlier life of William Adama, before he would become the highest ranking military officer in the group of about fifty thousand human survivors of the Cylon invasion, in his first taste of combat in the first Cylon war.