Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome is coming out much sooner than we had expected.
Following news in March that Syfy had passed on the pilot, the project got turned into a made-for-TV movie. We then learned that Blood and Chrome will get its debut on Machinima Prime, Machinima’s YouTube channel, in 10 episodes of seven to 12 minutes each, and it was announced today that the first installment will premiere Friday.
After its debut on Nov. 9, Blood and Chrome will have a new installment of its story come out over the next four weeks. Once it has completed its run, Syfy will air the full two-hour movie; an unrated version will later be available for purchase on home video.
Entertainment Weekly has this news, as well as a new trailer from Machinima. For those of you who are fans of Ron Moore’s Battlestar Galactica like we are, you’ll find that Blood and Chrome looks an impressive amount like its predecessor.
Blood and Chrome serves as a prequel to Battlestar Galactica and tells the story of a young William Adama (played by Skins star Luke Pasqualino) and he finds himself at odds with his co-pilot Coker (played by Ben Cotton).
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.