In “Wait, wasn’t that just on?” news, it’s emerged that we’re soon returning to the world of Battlestar Galactica, the critically acclaimed sci-fi drama from Ronald D. Moore that was itself a reboot of the 1978 series of the same name.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new take on the universeMoore’s 2004-2009 series will be an “updated, more modern look at the world” created in the earlier show, and will be released exclusively on new NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock.
Mr Robot creator Sam Esmail will serve as showrunner on the series, and has recently come out to dispel earlier rumours that the series would be a full reboot, instead explaining that it will function as a spin-off exploring a different corner of the BSG world.
The 2004 series starred Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, and Grace Park among others, spawned two spin-offs (Caprica and Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome), and revolved around humanity’s clashes with the deadly robot Cylons.
It’s expected that the rebooted series will have a new cast and a new take on the premise.
It’s currently unclear whether Peacock will be available for UK viewers, in which case sci-fi fans here might not get to check out the new Battlestar Galactica anyway.
Still, not to worry – there’s already two other versions to keep us occupied in the meantime…