Get ready to go back to the Galactica. Syfy may give the go-ahead for a new "Battlestar Galactica" series.
"Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome" is currently in development as a webseries, according to the Chicago Tribune. The series will run for either nine or ten episodes roughly ten minutes in length and follow a young William Adama during the first Cylon War.
Back in 2007, the TV movie "Battlestar Galactica: Razor" also featured flashbacks to Adama’s time in the Cylon War when he was a Viper pilot who went by the call sign of "Husker." Adama was portrayed in those scenes by Nico Cortez.
"Battlestar Galactica" co-executive producer Michael Taylor is on board to the write the scripts for the new series.
"Blood & Chrome" is "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," said Taylor.
If "Blood and Chrome" goes forward, it would be shot on green screens and virtual sets like the ones used on "Sanctuary" and James Cameron’s "Avatar." The report also notes that scans of the "Galactica" sets were made during the production of the previous series, potentially allowing them to be recreated in 3-D.
"I’ve seen the virtual, 3D version of CIC ['Battlestar's' Combat Information Center] and it’s pretty damn cool," continued Taylor. "And yet the movie isn’t confined to Galactica. Far from it. It’s a story that will take us to new corners of the ‘Battlestar’ world (or worlds), and yet it aims to be a very contemporary war movie in a lot of ways. I would say I’m thinking as much of Afghanistan and Iraq–the reality of ‘Hurt Locker,’ Sebastian Junger’s ‘Restrepo,’ and similar movies–as I am about about the largely implied past of ‘Battlestar.’"
"We’re not going to be shying away from R-rated blood and guts and sex," added Taylor. "Because this is initially meant to air online, we pretty much have no restrictions in that department."