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The first part of Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome is being released Friday on Machinima’s YouTube channel.
The movie will be split into 10 episodes spanning 7-12 minutes apiece. The first episode will be released this Friday, November 9. The remaining episodes are expected to be posted over the next four weeks.
David Eick and Michael Taylor are executive producing the project, with Jonas Pate (Caprica) directing. Eick and Taylor have worked on Battlestar Galactica projects before.
According to Redeye Chicago in a statement, Mark Stern, the President of Original Content at Syfy and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions said: "With its top-notch storytelling, pulse-pounding action, and cutting-edge visual effects, Blood & Chrome is the perfect extension of the Battlestar Galactica universe. We are thrilled to see this hotly-anticipated event premiere on Machinima, an online network that is unparalleled in its delivery of high-class digital content to millions of viewers."
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome will air on the SyFy channel sometime in February as a two-hour movie.
The prequel focuses on William Adama played by Luke Pasqualino, who is assigned to Galactica as his first battlestar in the middle of the initial Cylon war. He wants to fight, unlike his co-pilot, Coker, played by Ben Cotton, who wants to the war to end.
The trailer for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome can be viewed below: