According to the SciFi network: Set more than 50 years before the “Battlestar: Galactica” miniseries, “Caprica” will deal with the origins of the Cylon race! And apparently with Bill Adama’s parents, uncles, aunts and/or grandparents! Check out the press release:
From executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick (‘Battlestar Galactica’), writer Remi Aubuchon (’24’) and NBC Universal Television Studio, this new series is set over a half a century before the events that play out in ‘Battlestar Galactica.’ The people of the Twelve Colonies are at peace and living in a society not unlike our own, but where high-technology has changed the lives of virtually everyone for the better. But a startling breakthrough in robotics is about to occur, one that will bring to life the age-old dream of marrying artificial intelligence with a mechanical body to create the first living robot – a Cylon. Following the lives of two families, the Graystones and the Adamas (the family of William Adama, who will one day become the commander of the ‘Battlestar Galactica’) ‘Caprica’ weaves corporate intrigue, techno-action and sexual politics into television’s first science fiction family saga.
How Frackin’ awesome does that sound. While I was late to the party, I jumped on the Battlestar bandwagon months ago, watching every episode via iTunes. The show is original, brilliant and everything TV should be. If you haven’t caught on. You have until October to catch season’s 1 and 2 before the premiere of season 3 of Battlestar Galactica.