Raise your hand if you miss Battlestar Galactica. So say we all!
Yes, Caprica is pretty doggone awesome. But I still miss BSG, darn it.
If you’re feeling the same, Syfy hears your cries. The somewhat-still-science-fiction-based cable network has greenlit an online series (a la Doctor Horrible) called Blood & Chrome, which will depict the adventures of young William “Husker” Adama during the first Cylon War. BSG and Caprica co-exec producer Michael Taylor is writing the script. The goal of the production, according to the Chicago Tribune, is to show “both the realities of war as fought by soldiers on the ground, and the somewhat less real version portrayed in the media.” In other words, expect Blood & Chrome to contain plenty of the same timely social commentary that BSG was known for.
Blood & Chrome episodes are expected to last about nine or ten minutes, and will use the same “virtual sets” (i.e., green screen) production philosophy as Syfy’s Sanctuary. Episodes will also up the ante with more extreme content than you can get away with on the small screen, since it’s destined for Internet broadcast.
If successful, Blood & Chrome could lead to more online BSG projects of a similar nature, or possibly even a Syfy TV show. Production has not yet begun, so it could be a while before the series appears on the Net.