It looks as if the long-awaited Battlestar Galactica prequel Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome is finally getting released. The series takes place in the 10th year of the first Cylon war and centers on a young William Adama (Luke Pasqualino) as he’s assigned to one of the most powerful Battlestars in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. The show was commissioned following the immense critical success of the Battlestar Galactica series, but word on the show was nearly dead until Syfy announced earlier this year that they would not be picking the show up to series.
There’s a silver lining, though, as the pilot will be broken up into ten 7-12 minute episodes that will be released online starting this week. The full two-hour version will then air on Syfy early next year, followed by the release of an unrated version on Blu-ray/DVD. Hit the jump for more, including a new trailer.