According to reports, a developing online Syfy series titled “Blood & Chrome will focus on the Battlestar Galactica character, ‘William “Husker” Adama’, as a young man during the first ‘Cylon War’.
Mark Stern, Syfy’s executive VP of original programming/co-head of original content for Universal Cable Productions, confirmed that Battlestar Galactica and Caprica co-executive producer Michael Taylor will write the script for the new series.
Taylor said that Blood & Chrome will be about”…a young man’s initiation into war. Both the realities of war as fought by soldiers on the ground and the somewhat less real version portrayed in the media…”
The series will comprise 10 episodes @ 10 minutes each, incorporating green screens and virtual sets using high-tech scans made from the original Battlestar Galactica sets in Vancouver.
“But the movie isn’t confined to Galactica,” said Taylor.
“Far from it. It’s a story that will take us to new corners of the Battlestar world and yet it aims to be a very contemporary war movie in a lot of ways…We’re not going to be shying away from R-rated blood and guts and sex. Because this is initially meant to air online, we pretty much have no restrictions in that department.”
If the series takes off, it will serve as a ‘backdoor pilot for a Syfy TV series…
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