‘Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome’ to Finally Air Online

The history of Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome is a bit dizzying, but EW has announced that the Michael Taylor, David Eick, Bradley Thompson and David Weddle-written saga that follows a young William Adama during the first Cylon war will finally premiere online, November 9.

The story was being developed as a full-length Syfy series — with makers even producing a pilot episode — but B&C has found a home on the web. Luke Pasqualino (UK’s Skins) will star as the ambitious Galactica pilot, who finds himself at odds with weary co-captain Coker (Ben Cotton, Alcatraz). “Like Starz’ Spartacus, the series uses ‘virtual set’ CGI technology that adds more expansive and spectacular backdrops than possible in a convention production,” EW advises.

The prequel movie will air as ten, 7-12-minute episodes on YouTube over the span of four weeks. EW promises that the two-hour pilot will air in full on Syfy in early 2013, followed by an unrated home video release. It’s not our preference, but beggars can’t be choosers. Check out the trailer past the break and share your thoughts on the prequel storyline, below.