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New Galactica Series in the Works

Syfy is working on a new BATTLESTAR GALACTICA series that will follow the exploits William “Husker” Adama during the Cylon War. According to the Chicago Tribune, the show is called “Blood and Chrome” and will be an online series with about 10 episodes, each around 9 minutes long.
According to Mark Stern, Syfy’s executive vice president of original programming and the co-head of original content for Universal Cable Productions, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and CAPRICA co-executive producer Michael Taylor will write the the script for the new venture.
“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,” according to Taylor.
“Blood & Chrome” would consist of nine or 10 episodes of nine or 10 minutes each, and it would make use of cutting-edge digital technology and special effects to depict the Cylon War. If it is greenlit to production, it will be filmed using green screens and virtual sets, not unlike Syfy’s SANCTUARY or James Cameron’s AVATAR. Before BATTLESTAR GALACTICA ended, high-tech scans were made of all the show’s sets, so that the special-effects team will be able to re-create them (possibly even in 3D).
Taylor revealed some other details to the Tribune:
“I’ve seen the virtual, 3D version of CIC ['Battlestar's' Combat Information Center] and it’s pretty damn cool,” Taylor said. “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.’”
If the series is successful, more could follow.

Caprica Returns Jan 2011

According to the Syfy network, the second half of CAPRICA’s first season will air starting in January 2011, with the exact date still TBA. The network also said a new trailer for the show will be unveiled at the Carprica Comic-Con panel on July 23 before it shows up on the Xbox Live and other platforms.
There are more details in the official press release, which is below:
New York, New York – July 21, 2010 – Syfy has announced the highly-anticipated return of critically-acclaimed series CAPRICA. The second half of season one premieres in January 2011 (date TBA), and kicks off with a thrilling pace as the citizens of Caprica deal with the chaotic aftermath of the mid-season finale’s harrowing events.
In season 1.5, the once idyllic world of Caprica – as well as life across the colonies – falls prey to an explosive chain reaction of consequences set off by the characters’ many questionable actions in the season’s first half. Tensions rise, power shifts and the line between reality and the virtual world becomes increasingly blurred as everyone struggles to learn – and conquer – the stakes in this volatile setting. As the season races towards its stunning conclusion, events of each episode lay the framework for the inevitable (and brutal) clash between the newly-created Cylon race and their human creators.
An all-new trailer for season 1.5 will premiere at CAPRICA’s Comic-Con panel on July 23, and before landing on Syfy.com, it will be available exclusively on Microsoft’s Zune Marketplace on Xbox LIVE and Windows PCs through the Zune PC software available for free at www.zune.net. (July 26).
Caprica stars Eric Stoltz (Daniel Graystone), Paula Malcomson (Amanda Graystone), Esai Morales (Joseph Adama), Polly Walker (Sister Clarice Willow), Alessandra Torresani (Zoe Graystone), Magda Apanowicz (Lacy) and Sasha Roiz (Sam Adama).
CAPRICA is a prequel to the award-winning series BATTLESTAR GALACTICA. The series is from Universal Cable Productions, and is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick. Jonas Pate serves as co-executive producer and director.

One More Five-0 Casting

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Grace Park, aka Lt. Sharon “Boomer” Valerii from BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, has joined CBS’ HAWAII FIVE-O remake.
The updated take on the original series centers on an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police headed by Steve McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin). Park will play Kona Kalakaua, the niece of squad member Chin Ho Kelly, played by LOST’s Daniel Dae Kim.
Kono is a beautiful and smart champion surfer who is about to graduate from the police academy when McGarrett recruits her to join his team.
Park most recently co-starred opposite Benjamin Bratt in A&E’s dram drama THE CLEANER.
She joins another BATTLESTAR alumna, Katee Sackhoff, who was recently recruited to star in ABC’s untitled Richard Hatem drama pilot. Additionally, Tricia Helfer, who played No. 6 on the sci-fi series, is joining TNT’s cop drama DARK BLUE as a new regular.

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