It would appear that Syfy still has more story to tell in the Battlestar Galactica universe.
Fresh off the heels of rumors that Caprica has earned a second season pickup, are details that a new web series is in the works. Billed as Blood & Chrome, it will follow a young William Adama through the chronicles of the first Cylon War.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the series will consist of about 10 episodes. Each will be up to 10 minutes in length, and will be in the style of the previous webisodes that have been produced for BSG. Blood & Chrome will be the fourth web series in the Battlestar Galactica universe.
Mark Stern, Syfy's executive vice president of original programming and the co-head of original content for Universal Cable Productions along with "Battlestar Galactica" and "Caprica" co-executive producer Michael Taylor will pen this new production.
"I've seen the virtual, 3-D version of CIC and it's pretty damn cool," Taylor said of the Syfy show's Combat Information Center. "And yet the movie isn't confined to Galactica. Far from it. It's a story that will take us to new corners of the 'Battlestar' world (or worlds), and yet it aims to be a very contemporary war movie in a lot of ways."
Taylor said he would find inspiration from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, using films such as "Hurt Locker" and Restrepo" as much as he would "Battlestar Galactica" itself.
At the same time, because it will appear online and not be subject to typical network censorship restrictions, some of the violence -- and even sex -- could be more R-rated than TV-MA. Hopefully that doesn't mean random boobs and other appendages.
Nico Cortez played Adama in the telemovie "Razor," but it's not clear if he will reprise the role for this project. And "Blood & Chrome" might end up having a lot in common with another former web series, "Sanctuary" -- the online series could be a backdoor pilot for an actual series on Syfy, continuing the Battlestar Galactica universe.
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