'Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome' will be a web-based 'digital series'
With word that the big-screen production of Fox's 24 has been delayed to at least 2013 because of budget problems, we have to fall back on the knowledge we still have the Battlestar Galactica spinoff Blood and Chrome to look forward to. Or do we? Well, we do, but it won't be on the SyFy Channel after all.
Entertainment Weekly says the network has plans to make the prequel featuring a young version of Edward James Olmos' Bill Adama is going to be a web-based show not aired on TV. "Though the vision for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome has evolved over the course of the past year, our enthusiasm for this ambitious project has not waned," the network's president of original content, Mark Stern tells EW. "We are actively pursuing it as was originally intended: a groundbreaking digital series that will launch to audiences beyond the scope of a television screen."
SyFy also notes it plans to air the show's pilot on the network "at a future date," although they don't specify when. Initially The Juice* was kind of upset about this, but considering the target audience probably watches most of their TV online, on their phones or through Netflix already, it kind of makes sense. We can't see it lasting much longer than Caprica this way, though.
[Photo: Here's an old photo of Tricia Helfer, because this is a great excuse to do that. Sci-Fi Channel]