Caprica isn’t the only Battlestar Galactica spinoff to look forward to anymore, as fans are about to get a whole new look at the Cylon conflict in an online prequel series called Blood & Chrome.
Following the adventures of a young William “Husker” Adama during the first Cylon War, Blood & Chrome is being written by Battlestar and Caprica co-executive producer Michael Taylor as a ten episode online series. Each episode will be roughly nine to ten minutes long, essentially forming one single film. If the series is greenlit to production, it will be shot in front of virtual sets and green screens to replicate the old Battlestar sets.
“I’ve seen the virtual, 3D version of CIC and it’s pretty damn cool,” Taylor told The Chicago Tribune. “And yet the movie isn’t confined to Galactica. Far from it. It’s a story that will take us to new corners of the Battlestar world (or worlds), and yet it aims to be a very contemporary war movie in a lot of ways. I would say I’m thinking as much of Afghanistan and Iraq — the reality of ‘Hurt Locker,’ Sebastian Junger’s ‘Restrepo,’ and similar movies — as I am about about the largely implied past of Battlestar.”
In terms of content, Taylor said that Blood & Chrome won’t “be shying away from R-rated blood and guts and sex,” especially considering that the project is being developed to air online, so “we pretty much have no restrictions in that department.”
It’s currently unknown whether or not Razor actor Nico Cortez will reprise his role as young Bill Adama. If successful, Blood & Chrome could lead to more similar projects in the future, or possibly even serve as a backdoor pilot for another Battlestar television series based on the first Cylon conflict.