As previously reported, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, the prequel to Syfy's Battlestar Galactica, debuted on Machinima's YouTube channel last November. The weekly web series garnered a respectable 8 million views. Given its respectable viewership on a non-traditional release platform, Syfy has decided to air the series on TV.
Yesterday, Syfy officially set the premiere time and date for the series at 9 pm on February 10. It will be a two-hour, world TV premiere. In addition, the TV segment will contain new scenes that were not seen in the online version.
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome is a prequel to Battlestar Galactica, taking place in the 10th year of the first Cylon war. The series around William Adama (played by Luke Pasqualino), still a young, talented fighter pilot, who has been assigned to the Galactica starship. Unfortunately, William Adama, very much like the Starbuck character in Battlestar Galactica, frequently gets into conflict with his commanding officer, Coker (played by Ben Cotton). The series is about the bond the two men forge while on Galactica and fighting against Cylons.
The DVD, Blu-ray and VOD for the series will be available on February 19.