Blood and Chrome

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Blood and Chrome is a webseries that is in development, following the exploits of a young William Adama during the First Cylon War. It is a sequel to Caprica and a prequel to the Re-imagined Series.

Other than the initial announcement[1] from Syfy Channel's executive vice president of programming Mark Stern and Blood and Chrome's co-producer Michael Taylor, no word has been given on if, or when, the series will be greenlit.

The plan is for the series to run in 9 or 10 installments, each installment being either 9 or 10 minutes in length.

Depending on the success of this webseries, other webseries in the Re-imagined Series universe may follow, or even lead to a backdoor pilot for a television series.

Plot

According to Taylor, the series is "about a young man's [William Adama] initiation into war: both the realities of war as fought by soldiers on the ground (and in Battlestars and Vipers), and the somewhat less real version portrayed in the media."[1]

Further, Taylor points out that the scope of the series "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."[1]

The series will also feature adult situations as, according to Taylor, the series will not "[shy] away from R-rated blood and guts and sex" due to it being initially meant for online consumption.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Ryan, Maureen (27 July 2010). Exclusive: 'Battlestar Galactica' sets up a Young Adama spinoff (backup available on Archive.org) (in ). Retrieved on 27 July 2010.