The long awaited Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome series has a new trailer and a release date! The series wasn't picked up by SyFy, but the two hour pilot episode will now be released online as a web-series on Machinima's YouTube channel. The first episode of the series will be released online this Friday, November 9th. The rest of the episodes will premiere over the next four weeks. It's set to air on the SyFy Channel in early 2013, followed by the release of an ‘unrated’ version on DVD and Blu-ray. I think it looks really good!
Here's the Synsopsis:
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" takes place in the 10th year of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, the sentient robotic Cylons, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, a young, talented fighter pilot, William Adama (Luke Pasqualino), finds himself assigned to one of the most powerful Battlestars in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. Full of ambition and in pursuit of the intense action that the Cylon war promises, Adama quickly find himself at odds with Coker (Ben Cotton), the battle-weary officer to whom he reports. With 47 days left in his tour of duty, Coker desires an end to battle just as much as Adama craves the start of it. Though they clash at first, the two men forge an unlikely bond when a routine mission turns dangerous and becomes a pivotal one for the desperate fleet.
Joining Pasqualino and Cotton in the cast is Lili Bordan, who will play Dr. Beka Kelly, a Ph.D. who worked for Graystone Industries that created the Cylon robots. Currently assigned to a secret military mission, Beka and Adama quickly establish a rapport.
Mark Stern, Syfy programming president and co-head of original content at UCP, had this to say...
With its top-notch storytelling, pulse-pounding action, and cutting-edge visual effects, Blood & Chrome is the perfect extension of the Battlestar Galactica universe.
I'm a huge fan of the Battlestar Galactica series, and I'm excited to see this new chapter of the story! Check out the new trailer, and tell us what you think!