Cable Net Scraps Plans to Air Latest Installment of Sci-Fi Franchise as TV Series

Mar 22, 2012  •  Post A Comment

The latest incarnation of a long-running television science-fiction franchise appears to have hit a snag. Deadline.com reports that Syfy has decided not to move forward with "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" as a regular television series.

The project is about the youth of William Adama and was originally greenlighted as a two-hour TV pilot in 2010, the story notes. The pilot was delivered to Syfy in November, and the network has been considering the economics of the production, according to the piece.

While the network has passed on the project as a regular series, it’s looking at making it into a digital series and plans to air the pilot on Syfy as a movie, the piece notes.

In a statement, Syfy President of Original Programming Mark Stern said: "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. The 90-minute pilot movie will air on Syfy in its entirety at a future date."

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