We all knew that the end of the uber-popular Battlestar Galactica wouldn’t come with the final 10 episodes of the series. BSG fans can rejoyce with today’s breaking news that SCI FI will be filming a “two-hour special event” that focuses on the lives of some of the series’ main characters as they unfold before the Cylon invasion on Caprica. The special will be directed by Edward James Olmos (Admiral William Adama) and written by BSG vet Jane Espenson. A number of Galactica regulars are already confirmed to be involved with the project; including Dean Stockwell (Cavil / Cylon Number One), Michael Trucco (Samuel Anders) and Aaron Douglas (Chief Galen Tyrol). Filming is scheduled to begin shooting in Vancouver near the end of the summer.
More information as we receive it. For now, check out press-release goodness below!
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA TWO-HOUR SPECIAL EVENT
SET TO AIR IN 2009
New York, NY – August 7, 2008 – SCI FI Channel today announced an all-new Battlestar Galactica special event, set to air in 2009 following the conclusion of the series and then released on DVD by Universal Studios Home Entertainment shortly thereafter. Directed by series star Edward James Olmos and written by Battlestar Galactica’s Jane Espenson, the two-hour event will begin shooting in Vancouver at the end of this summer. The cast includes Michael Trucco, Aaron Douglas and Dean Stockwell, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.
Starting before the events of the miniseries, our story focuses on familiar characters including Cylon Number One, known as Cavil (Stockwell), Resistance Leader Sam T. Anders (Trucco) and Chief Galen Tyrol (Douglas). In the beginning, the Cylons had a plan, but it didn’t account for one thing: survivors. During the chaotic aftermath of the destruction, two powerful Cylon agents struggle with plots and priorities on the human ships that got away, and among the resistance fighters who were left behind.