_Earlier i posted up the trailer for the new Battlestar Galactica series, Blood and Chrome. It looks like it was a leaked trailer and we won't be getting a new series, which, no doubt will dissappoint many.
Syfy originally planned Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome to become a web series back in early 2010, focusing on the earlier military days of William Adama during the first Cylon War. During the planning stages, the concept was moved into a 90-minute pilot which Syfy shot early last year with Luke Pasqualino in the Adama role. Much of the pilot was shot with green screen, replacing the practical sets that were a signature of Ron Moore and David Eick's Battlestar Galactica reboot series, which I noted in my earlier post.
_Because of the virtual sets and emphasis on action, Blood and Chrome is reported to have labored through post-production in 2011. The costs were high, Syfy has elected not to go forward with the show as an ongoing televised series. The 90 minute pilot will still are as a special on the network.
However, the show may have gone full circle and returned to the notion of developing "Blood & Chrome" as it was originally conceived: as a webseries. Syfy president Mark Stern issued the following statement:
"We are actively pursuing it as was originally intended: a groundbreaking digital series that will launch to audiences beyond the scope of a television screen. The 90-minute pilot movie will air on Syfy in its entirety at a future date. Our enthusiasm for this ambitious project has not waned."
So, its a shame that we will not get a full network series of the show, but we shouldn't be too disappointed as it was never intended to be so in the first place. The fact that the trailer garnered a large amount of attention on the web shows that there is still fan base out there who want the show to expand on its history is a good thing. I won't be surprised if Battlestar Galactica returns, full network show form, in the near future.