Caprica greenlit to series

Every sci-fi geek in the universe is searching for the last Cylon, but soon enough they'll all be talking about the first Cylon. Sci Fi Channel today announced it has ordered the Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica to series on the heels of the completion of the two-hour pilot.

The news come just in time for fans of Battlestar Galactica, which is headed into its final 10 episodes beginning in January. Caprica is set 50 years before Battlestar and traces the feud between two families, the Graystones and the Adamas, of the 12 Colonies and the creation of and development of the Cylons. Season one has been set for 20 hours.

Esai Morales stars as Joseph Adama (father of Battlestar Galactica's William Adama) who takes on a large Cylon-creating corporation run by the Graystones (Eric Stoltz plays the clan's patriarch). Also starring in the program are Paula Malcomson and Polly Walker.

In true Sci Fi Channel fashion, we'll all have to wait a while to get a peek at Caprica. Production on the series is due to start next summer, with the debut of the series scheduled for 2010.

In Battlestar Galactica news, Sci Fi just released a new trailer for the last half of season four. Take a look!

VIDEO: Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Trailer
VIDEO: Sci Fi Channel's 2008-2009 lineup, including a peek at Caprica

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Jan 21, 2009
Ahaha @ pb24!!

N wow, they sure like to drag things out!! But i'm still kinda excited to see what this will be like :).
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Jan 13, 2009
This could be really cool, or at least answer some initial questions the 1978 series didn't even touch upon. Love the actors mentioned. Stoltz, Walker, bring it.
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Dec 04, 2008
I wonder if John Connor will show up a few times to try and blow up the Cylon-factory!
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Dec 04, 2008
Great. Now I have a TV show that will pick up around the time LOST is going off the air! I love planning this far out :)
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Dec 03, 2008
What 2010?? I hope I am still alive.
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Dec 03, 2008
Hope it won't let me down
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Dec 03, 2008
Although I'm intrigued by this It seems like a totally different prospect to Battlestar so I'm going to wait and see what's it like first. As for Battlestar bring on the final episodes, I am really looking forward to them.
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Dec 03, 2008
If it's about BSG, you know I'm gonna tune in
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Dec 03, 2008
If it's about BSG, you know I'm gonna tune in
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Dec 03, 2008
Finally! Nice to see the BSG brand will live on.
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Dec 03, 2008
Fantastic news. So glad the BSG universe will continue. It probably is worth not rushing it to make sure it's a s good as the fans are hoping for.
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Dec 03, 2008
yay for bsg back on in january cant wait!
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Dec 03, 2008
I am so excited I am glad that Baltlestar is continue in some form.
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Dec 03, 2008
I'd rather they take their time and make the show good.
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Dec 02, 2008
I'm a huge Galactica fan but will I still care about a prequel spin-off in 2010? As long as it has Cylons of some kind and space battles I probably will.
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Dec 02, 2008
Very good news for us BSG fans, but I just hope we don't have to wait until 2010 to see the backdoor pilot that was supposed air relatively soon.
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Dec 02, 2008
This is awesome news, Esai Morales was awesome in Jericho can't wait! Loved Polly Walker in Rome, double great! Eric Stoltz awesome actor very underrated, triple great!
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Dec 02, 2008
I'm not a die hard Sci Fi fan but I might give it a go.
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