Well, it’s not the full-scale TV resurrection we were all hoping for, but at least we will finally get to see it: Syfy has announced that the Battlestar Galactica prequel spinoff, Blood & Chrome, will premiere this Friday, November 9th, as a web series. So now if your guy doesn’t win the presidential election tomorrow, you’ll have something to take your mind off the impending apocalyptic collapse of our nation.
Set during the first Cylon war, Blood & Chrome follows a young William Adama, who enters the war as a Viper pilot. The web series will premiere its 10 episodes on Machinima, with each installment clocking in at between 7 and 12 minutes. If you’d prefer to check it out in a non-internet fashion, Blood & Chrome will air on Syfy in 2013, and will also be available as an unrated DVD release sometime thereafter. But never mind all that now, let’s watch an incredibly awesome new trailer:
Entertainment Weekly broke the news, and here’s the official quote from Mark Stern, Syfy programming president and co-head of original content at UCP:
With its top-notch storytelling, pulse-pounding action, and cutting-edge visual effects, Blood & Chrome is the perfect extension of the Battlestar Galactica universe. We are thrilled to see this hotly-anticipated event premiere on Machinima, an online network that is unparalleled in its delivery of high-class digital content to millions of viewers.
This is definitely a “good news/bad news” situation. On the one hand, we finally get to see if Blood & Chrome is as kick-ass as the trailers make it look. On the other hand, this may mean that this is all Syfy plans to give us, and if it’s amazing it will be just that much more frustrating if this is all there is. Hopefully BSG fans will generate enough attention for Blood & Chrome that Syfy pulls their head out of their ass, smells money, and decides that maybe their primetime schedule should actually include some honest-to-god science fiction. Maybe we should start spamming them with our editorial…