Earlier this year, Syfy opted not to pick up their BSG prequel project Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrone to series. At that time the network maintained that the two hour pilot would, however, see the light of day. To that end, Syfy has announced a three-tiered release strategy for Blood & Chrome, with the project first being released as ten 7 – 12 minute episodes on Youtube channel Machinima Prime, the two-hour pilot will then air on Syfy (date TBA) before seeing an un-rated release on Blu-ray, DVD, digital download, PPV and VOD.
The pilot for the proposed prequel series takes place in the midst of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, the sentient robotic Cylons, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, gifted 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 hungry for action, Adama quickly finds himself at odds with his co-pilot, the battle-weary officer Coker (Ben Cotton). With only 47 days left in his tour of duty, Coker desires an end to battle as much as Adama craves its onset.
“With its top-notch storytelling, pulse-pounding action, and cutting-edge visual effects, Blood & Chrome is the perfect extension of the Battlestar Galactica universe,” said Mark Stern, President, Original Content, Syfy and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. “We are thrilled to see this hotly-anticipated event premiere on Machinima, an online network that is unparalleled in its delivery of high-class digital content to millions of viewers.”