Attention, ‘Battlestar Galactica’ fans! If you’ve ever wanted to know what Young William Adama’s Adventures in the First Cylon War were like, you’re about to find out. Production has just been completed in Vancouver on Syfy’s highly anticipated 2-hour pilot, ‘Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome.’ This is the all-new chapter in the ‘Battlestar Galactica’ saga, and Universal Cable Productions will produce the event with Syfy utilizing cutting edge CGI and virtual technology.
‘Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome’ takes place in the 10th year of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, the sentient robotic Cylons, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, a young, talented fighter pilot, William Adama (Luke Pasqualino), finds himself assigned to one of the most powerful Battlestars in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. Full of ambition and in pursuit of the intense action that the Cylon war promises, Adama quickly find himself at odds with Coker (Ben Cotton), the battle-weary officer to whom he reports. With 47 days left in his tour of duty, Coker desires an end to battle just as much as Adama craves the start of it. Though they clash at first, the two men forge an unlikely bond when a routine mission turns dangerous and becomes a pivotal one for the desperate fleet.
Joining Pasqualino and Cotton in the cast is Lili Bordan, who will play Dr. Beka Kelly, a Ph.D. who worked for Graystone Industries that created the Cylon robots. Currently assigned to a secret military mission, Beka and Adama quickly establish a rapport.
ScienceFiction.com recently spoke to ‘Battlestar Galactica’ actor Aaron Douglas (“Chief Galen Tyrol”) and he assured us that he had read the script, thought it was excellent, and that BSG fans were really going to enjoy it.
From the award-winning producers of ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ this new action-packed chapter of the BSG canon was written by Michael Taylor from a story by David Eick, Taylor and Bradley Thompson & David Weddle and directed by Jonas Pate. David Eick, Jonas Pate and Michael Taylor will serve as executive producers.
This highly anticipated show has no date of release yet. Stay tuned for more up-to-the-minute news on this show!