Posted by: da_nibbler | December 2, 2008

Battlestar Galactica prequel series gets green light.

According to Variety the Sci Fi channel has just greenlit Caprica, the new prequel series to the Sci Fi channel hit Battlestar Galactica.

Caprica will be taking place 50 years prior to the beginnings of Battlestar Galactica and center on family drama instead of the space opera nature of the original series. Two rival families are tackling the issues of the emerging artificial intelligence and its implications.

Starring Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcomson and Polly Walker the new series will start shooting next year in Vancouver, where Battlestar and the two-hour-pilot for Caprica were shot. Sci Fi is aiming at a 2010 release for the new prequel series.

The much anticipated final 10 episodes of Battlestar Galactica will begin airing January 16, 2009, with the series ending its run March 20. Battlestar Galactica – The Plan, a two-hour-movie adaptation, is set to air next summer.

Plenty for Battlestar fans to look forward to.

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