‘Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome’ Hits Machinima This Week

The long awaited prequel set during the first Cylon War will premiere online on Friday.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Back at WonderCon, fans were impressed by a rough trailer for “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome,” a prequel to the 2004 revival that was originally intended to be a web series before Syfy bumped it up to be a potential TV show.

However, NBCUniversal and Syfy quickly doused fan enthusiasm for the project by having the trailer taken down from various news outlets and revealing that “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” will not be going forward as a TV series… at least not at Syfy.

After months of silence, Entertainment Weekly has broken the story about the new plans for “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome.” The series will debut as a web series on Machinma this Friday, November 09 as the first of ten 7 to 12 minute installments to be released over the next four weeks.

“Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome” will also air on Syfy as a two hour TV movie in early 2013 before it will be released in an unrated version for DVD and presumably Blu-ray. Whether “Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome” has any hope of continuing beyond the initial pilot is less clear, but partnering with Machinima will help ensure that the project gets maximum exposure for its first incarnation.

According to the previously released details about “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome,” the story follows a much younger William Adama (Luke Pasqualino) back when he was a Viper pilot with the callsign Husker. In “Blood & Chrome,” Adama and his commanding officer, Coker Fasjovik (Ben Cotton) are assigned to work with Dr. Becca Kelly ( Lili Bordán) on a secret mission that may turn the tide of the war back in humanity's favor.

Machinima has also posted a brand new trailer for “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome;” which you can see below.