While hardcore Battlestar Galactica fans are still mourning the loss of Caprica -- oh show, we barely knew you -- new developments are being made on another series spinoff prequel.
If it had stayed an online series as originally planned, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome wont have to worry about pesky things like poor ratings and series cancellation. It will, however, go back to more familiar territory, in more ways than one, starting with William Adamas early military service and continuing with the inclusion of a Starbuck-esque character.
ThIs new Starbuck is Beka Kelly, an enigmatic, seemingly impenetrable software genius who gives Adama a run for his money in more ways than one.
Alright, so she may be the anti-Starbuck, with the assumed brains before brawn aspect of her personality, but shes still the kind of strong female protagonist Battlestar Galactica fans have grown familiar with and expect to see.
Casting has yet to be announced for the series, which is being produced by former "Battlestar Galactica" producers David Eick, Michael Taylor, David Weddle and Bradley Thompson. This marks the return to the franchise for Taylor, Weddle and Thompson -- the latter two spending the past couple of seasons on "CSI" on CBS. Eick, who helped develop the modern version of "Battlestar Galactica" with Ronald D. Moore, is continuing his presence in the franchise, although it does seem that Moore is not a part of this particular project.
There has been a look into these days already, however. In the "Battlestar Galactica" telemovie "Razor," fans had a chance to see flashbacks of Adama as a fighter pilot, at the time played by Nico Cortez. It has yet to be revealed who will play Adama in "Blood & Chrome," and if Cortez might be up for reprising his role.
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