Created and written by Michael Taylor ("Star Trek: Voyager") and David Eick ("Caprica"), "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" was conceived as another prequel to Syfy's acclaimed and critically adored "Battlestar Galactica" reimagining. While "Caprica," which ran for one intriguing, frustrating season on the network in 2010, was set decades before the events in the first series, "Blood & Chrome" takes place closer in the original's timeline, following William Adama — the character played by Edward James Olmos in "Battlestar Galactica" — as a young man (played by Luke Pasqualino) who's just been assigned to the Galactica, the newest battlestar in the fleet, in the tenth year of the First Cylon War.
Syfy ended up passing on the series back in March, while confirming plans to eventually broadcast the 90-minute pilot as a stand-alone movie. But "Blood & Chrome" will head to the web before then, where it'll be broken up into 10 seven-to-12 minute chapters to air as a web series on the YouTube channel Machinima Prime starting November 9th.
Said Syfy's president and co-head of original content Mark Stern, "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."
Take a look at the trailer for the pilot-turned-web series below: