Tune in to Caprica!
Awesome news for fans of Battlestar Galactica. Note, don’t be impulsive and read this as a new TELEVISED series. It’s an online thing, but the concept is cool.
The SCI FI Channel has unveiled a full development slate of original programming. In addition, SCI FI will launch its new online broadband channel, SCI FI Pulse on May 8. Pulse will feature complete episodes of select SCI FI original series, original movies, behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes and more. Over the summer, Pulse will premiere its original content including a weekly news show, the return of the online film festival Exposure, webisode spinoffs of popular series, and user-generated programming.
The scripted series currently in development include:
Caprica Â– set 50 years before the events in Battlestar Galactica, the people of this society are dealing with a technology breakthrough that marries artificial intelligence with a mechanical body to create the first living robot, a Cylon.
Update: I was wrong. It IS a TV series – I can’t fucking wait.
From executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick (Battlestar Galactica), writer Remi Aubuchon (24) and NBC Universal Television Studio, this new series is set over a half a century before the events that play out in Battlestar Galactica. The people of the Twelve Colonies are at peace and living in a society not unlike our own, but where high-technology has changed the lives of virtually everyone for the better. But a startling breakthrough in robotics is about to occur, one that will bring to life the age-old dream of marrying artificial intelligence with a mechanical body to create the first living robot – a Cylon. Following the lives of two families, the Graystones and the Adamas (the family of William Adama, who will one day become the commander of the Battlestar Galactica) Caprica weaves corporate intrigue, techno-action and sexual politics into television’s first science fiction family saga.