Blood and Chrome

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Blood and Chrome is a television pilot 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.[1]

Other than the initial announcement[2] from Syfy Channel's executive vice president of programming Mark Stern and Blood and Chrome's co-producer Michael Taylor, the feature has been greenlit.[1]

The plan is for the series to have a two-hour backdoor pilot, which has recently been greenlighted by Syfy.[1] The pilot will be directed by Jonas Pate.[3]

Depending on the success of this pilot, it may lead to a television series.


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."[2]

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 [The] Hurt Locker, Sebastian Junger's Restrepo, and similar movies--as I am about about the largely implied past of Battlestar."[2]

Blood and Chrome was also meant to 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.[2] Given its status as a televised feature, it is possible that the "adult situations" may be retooled to make it appropriate for broadcast with an unrated version appearing on DVD. This was the case with The Plan, which featured nudity and near-explicit sexual situations.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Syfy Greenlights "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome", TV By the Numbers, October 22, 2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ryan, Maureen (27 July 2010). Exclusive: 'Battlestar Galactica' sets up a Young Adama spinoff (backup available on (in ). Retrieved on 27 July 2010.
  3. Andreeva, Nellie (22 November 2010). Four Drama Pilots Land Director (backup available on (in ). Retrieved on 23 November 2010.
  4. Mike Dopud's casting has been confirmed via his Twitter feed.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 This casting has not been confirmed by official channels, as yet.