[UPDATED with news that Syfy will not be developing Blood & Chrome as a TV series]
Back in 2010, Blood & Chrome was eyed for a web series but Syfy decided to give it the full treatment. Set in the tenth year of the first Cylon War, the Battlestar Galactica spin-off explores the story of a young William Adama fresh out of the Academy, getting his first mission in the Colonial Fleet aboard the new Galactica.
The new trailer charges through shots from the 2-hour pilot, offering a look at the cutting-edge digital technology and special effects employed to depict the Cylon War. Catch it below:
As for whether it truly is a “game changer” as Syfy say, that remains to be seen. No word yet on when Blood & Chrome will land.
UPDATE: Bad news for those hoping Blood & Chrome would become a TV series. Syfy has decided not to go ahead with the project as a regular TV series and will instead pursue the original intention of an online series, while airing the already-produced 2-hour pilot as a 90 minute movie. Syfy president of original programming Mark Stern confirmed today:
“We are actively pursuing it as was originally intended: a groundbreaking digital series that will launch to audiences beyond the scope of a television screen. The 90-minute pilot movie will air on Syfy in its entirety at a future date.”