Yesterday, NBCUniversal announced their new streaming service Peacock would have a brand new Battlestar Galactica series from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail.
Sam has taken to Twitter to reach out the BSG fandom to explain that his series will new and not remake of the recent series from Ronald D. Moore that aired on SyFy.
ESMAIL: “BSG fans, this will NOT be a remake of the amazing series Ronald D. Moore launched because…why mess with perfection? Instead, we’ll explore a new story within the mythology while staying true to the spirit of Battlestar. So say we all!”
BSG fans, this will NOT be a remake of the amazing series @RonDMoore launched because… why mess with perfection? Instead, we’ll explore a new story within the mythology while staying true to the spirit of Battlestar. So say we all!
— Sam Esmail (@samesmail) September 17, 2019
I’m curious to hear further details as it does sound like it will take place within the established mythology of Moore series, as Sam points out it won’t be a remake. Possibly more in the realm of a soft-reboot if they’ll pursue new characters or take place at a different point in the conflict.
Originally, Battlestar Galactica aired on ABC in 1978 and the single season had 24-episodes. It was then rebooted in 2003 as a miniseries, which turned into a series that landed four seasons.
Battlestar Galactica is set in a distant star system, where a civilization of humans lives on a group of planets known as the Twelve Colonies. In the past, the Colonies had been at war with an android race of their own creation, known as the Cylons.
Peacock will officially launch sometime in April 2020.
SOURCE: SAM ESMAIL