Set ten years into the first Cylon war (about four decades before BSG), it centres on a young William Adama.
BSG executive producer David Eick is back on board, though Ronald Moore, is not.
Blood & Chrome is also the name of planned webisodes.
“The Galactica universe as re-imagined by Ron Moore and David Eick is rich with possibilities and backstory,” said Syfy programming head Mark Stern. “We jumped at the chance to revisit the William Adama character and explore this exciting chapter in the BSG narrative which falls between the events of the original series and the prequel, ‘Caprica,’ currently airing on Syfy.”
“While maintaining the themes of politics, social propaganda, and the timeless question: what does it mean to be human? – Blood & Chrome will also return us to the authentic, relentless depiction of combat and the agony and ecstasy of human-Cylon war, which was the hallmark of Battlestar Galactica’s early seasons,” said David Eick.
No word yet if Caprica, will get a second season.