Remember the other day when Syfy gave the go-ahead for a Battlestar Galactica spinoff titled Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome? That was good news for BSG fans.
Cling to that good news, Battlestar fans, because today it was bad news for the franchise. Syfy has canceled Caprica, the prequel series to Ron D. Moore's excellent Battlestar Galactica, after one season. The network said the remaining five episodes of the first season will air sometime early next year and will conclude the series. It seems Syfy wasn't quite sure what to do with the series, as it had recently bumped up the remaining Caprica episodes to air in November.
And in case you weren't sure why the network canceled the series, they blame you, the viewer. Syfy chief of original programming Mark Stern said, "Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, Caprica has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season." See? It was your fault.
Syfy has been trying to find its identity over the past year and a half, rebranding itself as "Syfy" (to many boos) and targeting lighter fare such as its new hit Warehouse 13. However, Blood & Chrome appears to be more along the lines of the BSG remake, more action oriented than the cerebral Caprica. The question is, how much patience will Syfy have for the new series if it doesn't pull in the audiences? Probably not that much. After all, it has its big cooking show to prep.
Did you find Caprica enthralling and intelligent? Or boring and more boring?