Earlier today we showed you the amazing trailer for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, a 90-minute pilot made for the SyFy Channel with the hopes of convincing them to turn the BSG spin-off into a series. Now that everyone is excited about the show, SyFy has wasted no time in telling us all to forget it.
The series was supposed to be a prequel to the popular, Ron Moore produced series from earlier in this decade. It would have followed the adventures of Adama as a young fighter pilot, with the callsign of Husker. But SyFy tells Deadline that they will not go forward with Blood & Chrome. It’s dead, even though thousands of people have been tweeting and asking them to make this thing happen.
The only silver lining here is that SyFy will at least air the show’s already filmed pilot episode, from which the awesome trailer’s footage came. And there is talk that they will still run it as a digital series on the internet.
That digital series option might sound good, until you consider that part of the reason it isn’t going on television is that they didn’t think they could afford it. Now imagine how much less they’re willing to spend on a digital series… and then do the math on how it will impact this show to be made for a fraction of the budget it actually needs to exist. All that amazing action footage you saw in the trailer? Don’t expect much more of that.