SyFy is not moving ahead with Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, despite an awesome, unauthorized trailer. Deadline reports that the network came to the decision after lengthy deliberations. The series would have told the story about the young years of William Adama. Blood & Chrome was initially created as a Web series, but was given the greenlight for a two-hour TV pilot in October 2010. As a result of the extensive special effects post-production, the pilot wasn't turned in until November.
Hope is not lost for the show. The network may do it as a digital series, and the pilot will be aired as a movie. Here is what SyFy's Mark Stern had to say:
Though the vision for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome has evolved over the course of the past year, our enthusiasm for this ambitious project has not waned. 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.
The trailer is simply stunning, and I think that this is a poor decision on SyFy's part. This makes no sense to me when the trailer has gone viral and got 100,000 views in the past 24 hours. There is nothing wrong with a web series, but I think that this is bigger than can be properly contained by the web and should be a miniseries at least.
Do you think that SyFy made a poor decision in passing on this show?