Earlier this week an unauthorized trailer hit the net for the long-in-the-works Syfy “prequel” to Battlestar Galactica known as Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, giving fans of the franchise hope that the much-debated series would be finally seeing the light of day. But, those hopes were quickly dashed as the cabler has decided to not move forward with the project, which would have focused on the young years of William Adama.
‘Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome’ was originally to be a web series, but then was give the greenlight as a two-hour TV pilot in the fall of 2010. What followed was an intensive post-production, that a lot of included special effects (of course) with the finished product not being delivered until November of last year. And while Mark Stern, the President of Original Programming at Syfy stated that the network brass were “trying to figure out the economics (of getting the show on the air), the network chose to pass on the project.
All hope isn’t completely lost, though, as the cabler is looking, according to Deadline, to do ‘Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome’ as what it was originally intended as – a digital series – while still planning to air the already produced 90-minuted pilot on the network as a movie.