Battlestar Galactica: Reboot From Sam Esmail In Development For NBCUniversal’s Peacock Streaming Service

Variety is reporting that NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, Peacock, is collaborating with Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail to developing a reboot of sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica.


Battlestar Galactica first came out to the small screen back in 1978, created by Glen A. Larson, though it was short live lasting only one season. A year later, ABC Network and Larson tried again with Galactica 1980 and once again was short lived, lasting for ten episodes. Then in 2003, Ronald D. Moore worked on the reimagining of Battlestar Galactica for the post 9/11 world, as a miniseries on the Sci-Fi (now Syfy) Network before being given a series order, lasting for four seasons endings back in 2009. The premise of the show focuses on human civilisations on distant planets almost being completely wiped out by a race of intelligent machines known as Cylons. The survivors flee on starships, led by the Galactica and her crew, trying to find a mythic human colony known as Earth.


Esmail will be executive producing the series and a search is underway for a writer. Though the report from Variety states that details of the reboot is being kept under wraps, THR states that the BSG reboot will be an updated, more modern look at the world, being inspired by Ron Moore’s 2004 take more than the 1978 original.


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