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The Sci Fi Channel has given the green light for the two-hour pilot movie Caprica – the prequel to the revived, and quite popular, Battlestar Galactica.

“Battlestar Galactica” is concluding its 3½-year run with 20 final episodes this year. Its “Caprica” prequel begins production in Vancouver in the spring. Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, the exec producers of “Galactica,” will join with Universal Media Studios to work on “Caprica.” Rene Aubuchon will co-write the “Caprica” pilot with Moore, and Jeff Reiner will direct it. Casting begins soon.

The news was announced this week at the Sci Fi Channel’s upfront presentation in New York City. The Caprica series has been rumored for a couple of years now, so it is good to see it finally make its way to the small screen. At this time no cast members have been announced, but if it is a prequel to the Battlestar Galactica series, one would think some of the major characters (Boomer, oh please let it be Boomer) will appear. Here’s hoping it is good enough to spin off a series of its own that is as good as BSG became.

via Variety

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