t's been in the works for a while
, and now we finally know when and how we'll get to see the eagerly anticipated Battlestar Galactica
prequel Blood and Chrome
. So what's up? The series will first roll out as a 10-episode web series on Machinima
, broken up into 7-12 minute installments. If Machinima sound familiar, it should, as it was also home to the epic Mortal Kombat
web series Legacy
. The first episode goes live late this week on Friday, Nov. 9, with the rest breaking out over the next four weeks.
But that's not all.
A two-hour movie version of Blood and Chrome
will also air on Syfy in early 2013, followed by an unrated DVD release that will hit shelves soon after that.
Story-wise, the webisodes will follow young William Adama (Luke Pasqualino) during the first Cylon war. Young Adama will serve on the top-of-the-line (at the time) Battlestar Galactica, where he butts head with his co-pilot officer Coker (Ben Cotton).
Syfy programming president Mark Stern touted the multi-platform concept as a great way to grow the fan-favorite franchise:
"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."
Oh yeah, and an action-packed new trailer for the web series has also been released. Check it out below: