With 'Caprica' struggling to find an audience, it seems natural for the show to hail the mother ship, 'Battlestar Galactica', for a little help.
According to TV Guide, 'Caprica' will soon begin an arc that reveals the backstory of 'BSG's "Final Five" Cylons.
It's unclear if the actors who originally portrayed The Five will return for the 'BSG' prequel, but we might get a visit from another familiar Cylon face. Word is that 'Caprica' producers have already asked Lucy Lawless to reprise the role of D'Anna, one of 'BSG's most troublesome toasters.
The reveal of the Final Five was a compelling and memorable storyline for 'BSG', culminating in a shaky truce between human and Cylon. I'd love to learn more about The Five, but 'Caprica' seems like the wrong venue for this story. A stand-alone TV movie would probably make more sense, especially since D'Anna doesn't really belong in the 'Caprica' years.
So far, 'Caprica' has done a great job of forging its own identity while adding to the 'BSG' mythos. I'd hate to see the Graystones and the Adamas reduced to B players to make room for The Five and other old characters.
What do you think, 'BSG'/'Caprica' fans? It sounds like Lawless might at least show up for a guest spot. Michael Trucco and Kate Vernon have already hinted that they'd like to appear in the prequel. Is there room for these old toasters on the new show? And how do you think they'd work D'Anna into the storyline?