It’s been a while — a long while — since we last heard anything about Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, a prequel to Ronald D. Moore’s acclaimed reimagining of the 1970s space opera. It had been so long, in fact, that many had begun to wonder whether the story of the young William Adama during the first Cylon War had merely disappeared into the development fog at Syfy.
But the first trailer debuted over the weekend at WonderCon and has now made its way online, providing us with our first look at the effects-heavy drama, the slightly off-putting virtual sets, and Skins star Luke Pasqualino as Adama, curiously set to the tune of “Immigrant Song” (presumably so we’ll see the shots of the arctic planet as the words “We come from the land of the ice and snow” play).
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome takes place in the 10th year of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, the sentient robotic Cylons, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, a young, talented 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 in pursuit of the intense action that the Cylon war promises, Adama quickly find himself at odds with Coker (Ben Cotton), the battle-weary officer to whom he reports. With 47 days left in his tour of duty, Coker desires an end to battle just as much as Adama craves the start of it. Though they clash at first, the two men forge an unlikely bond when a routine mission turns dangerous and becomes a pivotal one for the desperate fleet.
(via Ain’t It Cool)