Syfy Sets World Television Premiere of 'Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome' for Sunday, February 10

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, prequel to popular blockbuster franchise Battlestar Galactica, will have its world television premiere as a 2-hour full-length TV movie on Syfy on Sunday, February 10, 2013 from 9 to 11PM ET/PT.

Blood & Chrome producer responds to rumor it's a 'rejected' series

As the eagerly anticipated Battlestar Galactica prequel Blood and Chrome made its way through the development process, some rumors flew around saying Syfy "rejected" the series as a pilot and decided to instead run it as a web series. Now, producer David Eick wants to set the record straight.

'Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome' goes back to Adama's rookie days

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall writes about "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome," the latest prequel series, focusing on the military exploits of a young William Adama.

'Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome' finally gets a release date

The long-gestating pilot-turned-TV movie-turned-web series "Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome" will see the light of day starting this week.The show will premiere on YouTube's Machinima Prime channel on Friday (Nov. 9). What had initially been conceived as a two-hour pilot/TV movie for Syfy will now run as a series of 10 webisodes, which will roll out over the course of four weeks."Blood and Chrome" fills in some of the time between "BSG" prequel "Caprica" and Syfy's original series. It follows a young William Adama (Luke Pasqualino), a fighter pilot assigned to Galactica during the first Cylon War. Ben Cotton ("Harper's Island") also stars. Syfy still plans to air "Blood and Chrome" as a two-hour movie early next year, but whether that will lead to any ongoing series is up in the air. (EW first reported the news of the debut date.)Take a look at the trailer for "Blood and Chrome" and let us know: Will...

'Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome' won't be a TV series -- may hit the web

"Battlestar Galactica" fans have been through the ringer. First, our beloved series gets an ending that left many fans either cold or confused. Next we lose "Caprica." Now we find out that the newest series in the works, "Battlestar Galatica: Blood and Chrome" isn't going to make it to the airwaves, according to Deadline.The show about the younger years of William Adama has been in the works for quite some time. Though it was initially imagined as a web series, it was greenlit in October 2010 for a two hour TV pilot. Because of post-production in this effects-heavy series, that pilot wasn't delivered until November 2011.Mark Stern, president of original programming at Syfy had this to say in a statement. "Though the vision for 'Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome' has evolved over the course of the past year, our enthusiasm for this ambitiousproject has not waned. We are actively pursuing it as was originally intended: a...

'Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome': U.K. 'Skins' star Luke Pasqualino is young Adama

Syfy has found the actor to play a young William Adama in its upcoming movie/back-door pilot "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome."He is Luke Pasqualino, a British actor who starred in the U.K. version of "Skins" for two seasons, EW reports. The show has also cast Ben Cotton ("Hellcats," "Harper's Island") as Adama's commanding officer."Blood & Chrome" is set in the 10th year of the first Cylon war, between the events of "Caprica" and those of "Battlestar Galactica"; Adama is a young fighter pilot who's just been assigned to Galactica, the newest battlestar in the fleet. His commander is Coker (Cotton), who's nearing the end of his tour of duty and doesn't take too well to his new recruit at first.Cotton, incidentally, guest-starred on a couple episodes of "Caprica" last fall, but he played a different character."Blood & Chrome" will also have a central female character; that role has yet to be cast. The two-hour movie...

Casting 'Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome'

Casting the role of a young William Adama is no easy task, so let's help Syfy out. The casting notices for the new 'Battlestar Galactica' prequel series, 'Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome' has gone out and there are three main characters in need of actors. Besides the 20-something, cocky, yet inexperienced Adama, TV Guide reports the series is casting one male and one female lead. It's the 10th year of the Cylon war and Adama's risky behavior leads to conflict with Electronic Countermeasures Officer, Coker Fasjovik. Coker Fasjovik is in his late 20s/mid-30s and "is weary after a long mission serving on Adama's first ship, a less-than-impressive Raptor called the Weasel."  The female lead, Beka, appears to have a nefarious plan; Coker Fasjovik suspects her, but Adama is on her side. So, who can tackle these roles? Let's dish.

SyFy's New Battlestar Galactica Prequel Searches for Lead Roles

SyFy's new Battlestar Galactica prequel pilot, Blood & Chrome, has begun casting its three lead characters — roles that shed light on what this new show is about. The series is set in the tenth year of the first Cylon war and centers around hotshot rookie pilot William Adama (played by Edward James Olmos in the 2004-09 series) as he is assigned to Galactica, the Colonial fleet's newest battlestar. Adama will be in his early-to-mid 20s, and is described as Tom Cruise's character in Top Gun — a cocky and fearless jock. His experience as a fighter pilot thus far has been limited to simulations, but he can't wait to duke it out with the Cylons. His over-enthusiasm and risky maneuvers cause him to butt heads with the more experienced and cynical Electronic Countermeasures Officer, Coker Fasjovik. To Read More Click Here.

Syfy Announces Second Battlestar Galacitca Spinoff

Exciting news from Syfy channel for Battlestar Galactica fans:  the cable channel has given the green light to a brand new BSG spinoff, this one focusing on a familiar character.  Here’s Syfy Channel with all of the details. 2-Hour Pilot Chronicles Young William Adama’s Adventures in First Cylon War NEW YORK – October 22, 2010 – Syfy is readying an exciting all-new chapter in the Battlestar Galactica saga with a greenlight for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome from Executive Producer David Eick, it was announced today by Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Syfy and Co-Head of Content for Universal Cable Productions. Universal Cable Productions will produce the 2-hour pilot with Syfy utilizing cutting edge CGI and virtual technology. To Read More  Click Here.

Battlestar's Return

You just can't keep a good Colonial down. Battlestar Galactica, which ended its run in 2009, may be returning as a Web series called "Blood & Chrome." The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the series will focus on the young William "Husker" Adama during the first Cylon War. An older Adama, of course, was played by Edward James Olmos in the TV series. Michael Taylor, co-executive producer of Galactica and its spin-off Caprica, will write the script for the series, which he describes as being "about a young man's initiation into war: both the realities of war as fought by soldiers on the ground (and in Battlestars and Vipers), and the somewhat less real version portrayed in the media." "Blood & Chrome" will run nine or 10 episodes at 10 minutes each, and if it's greenlit into production will be shot on green screens and virtual sets. The Battlestar sets were scanned before being struck when the show ended, and hence are available to be recreated for something like this. To Read More Click Here .