The escalating feud between the Adama and Graystone families, not to mention the race to build the first Cylon, is at an end. The Syfy network has announced the cancellation of Caprica, the television prequel series that spun out of Battlestar Galactica.
“We appreciate all the support that fans have shown for Caprica and are very proud of the producers, cast, writers and the rest of the amazing team that has been committed to this fine series,” said Syfy executive vice president of original programming Mark Stern in a statement. “Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, Caprica has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season.”
The decision is effectively immediately, as Syfy has pulled Caprica from its current broadcast rotation. The remaining five episode of the show’s first season will air at a yet to be determined point in 2011, serving as the final episodes of the series.
Although Syfy has pulled the plug on Caprica, it’s not over for fans of the Battlestar Galactica franchise. Late last week, the network announced a two-hour backdoor pilot for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, a different prequel series that chronicles William Adama’s days as a young soldier in the First Cylon War.