All day yesterday, NBC Universal has been pulling nearly every trailer for the upcoming Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome. It looks amazing, and promised to tell the story of young William Adama. However, it seems some really bad news has just come forth: the prospective new series won’t become a full fledged effort after all.
Deadline reports that SyFy has chosen not to move forth with the series, citing lengthy post-production as the cause. Originally greenlit in October 2010, the project underwent major special effects, and wasn’t delivered to the network until November 2011. However, the already produced pilot will air later this year as a film.
President of Original Programming over at the network Mark Stern said in a statement, “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.”
Ultimately, it just feels as if the long post-production mixed in with SyFy’s BSG reluctance, especially after Caprica‘s failure. The spin-off film The Plan was met with mixed reviews as well, some deeming it just utterly boring. So, it seems like SyFy won’t be taking a chance this time around.
The trailer that popped up online after Wondercon had something around 100,000 views, but was an unauthorized copy that was originally said to never have been allowed by NBC Universal itself to even be shown at the panel this past weekend. Violating music rights with a cover of “The Immigrant Song” from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, it was initially a demo reel that somehow made its way to Youtube.