The LA TIMES is reporting that the Sci Fi Channel is expected to announce tomorrow that it has renewed the critically acclaimed (yet little watched) series for a fourth season. Thirteen new episodes of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA will be produced this summer to premiere in January 2008.
While theTVaddict never doubted that Galactica would see a fourth season, online speculation was running rampant that the low rated series was set to end this spring. In response executive producer Ronald D Moore told the LA TIMES, “I don’t think we ever doubted doing another season. I design my season-ending cliffhangers with the hubris that we’ll be back.”
More importantly, Creators Moore and David Eick finally confirmed a rumour that’s been floating around online for months — that one of the main characters would be revealed to be a Cylon. Which in case you didn’t know (and according to the Neilson Ratings you probably don’t) are a race of robot beings set on destroying all of humanity.
Which leads us to the obvious question: Which of your favourite characters is a closeted Cylon? Starbuck (too obvious), Adama (they would never!), President Roslin (hmmmm…), Baltar (really?). Post away with your guesses!
UPDATE! The Sci Fi network has posted the official annoucnement on their web site. “SCI FI has renewed Battlestar Galactica for a fourth season, commissioning a minimum of 13 more episodes of “the best show on television.” Production will resume this summer with an eye toward a January 2008 season premiere.”