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Rosario DawsonsuperheroTelevision

Also revealed at Tuesday night’s upfront presentation is the Rosario Dawson produced pilot, True Believer.  Dawson has been hired to produce the pilot episode that could be turned into a series that follows a comic nerd who hires a former superhero to teach him the ropes on fighting crime. Dawson is exec producer, and her co-author on the Image Comics book “Occult Crimes Task Force,” David Atchinson, will write the script of “Believer” with Matthew Spradlin and Tom Feister. Fans of the Sin City star shouldn’t get too excited, Dawson isn’t expected to star in the show as of this

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Battlestar GalacticaMoviesSci FiTelevision

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

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