Syfy has announced the cancelation of the Battlestar Galactica prequel series, Caprica. The series has been pulled from Syfy’s schedule effective immediately.
Caprica, which was conceived to tell the story of how the Cylons were created – the stories of two key families whose destinies were intertwined – started with an exposition-heavy pilot and early eps took awhile to put key elements into play. The result was a slow start in the ratings. It’s too bad that the lost audience didn’t check back in after week three, because the series went on to become a richly rewarding one with fine writing, excellent performances and intelligently conceived action.
Syfy’s Caprica returns for Season 1.5 – several months earlier than expected – on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, following the second season premiere of Stargate Universe – as part of a programming shuffle at the network, details of which, follow the jump.
Long before there was Twilight or The Vampire Dairies with their handsome young vampire guys, there was the sexy blond Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer played by the talented James Marsters.
James Marsters has moved on from vampires to spaceships and out of this world political drama in the new Syfy series, Caprica where he plays Barnabas Greeley. At this past weekend’s San Diego Comic Con, Marsters talked to members of the press about his role in Caprica.
EM will have more coverage of Caprica in the days to come.
It’s taken long enough, but Syfy has finally announced the highly-anticipated return of critically-acclaimed seriesCaprica. The second half of season one premieres in January 2011 (date TBA), and kicks off with a thrilling pace as the citizens of Caprica deal with the chaotic aftermath of the mid-season finale’s harrowing events.
I suppose it kinda makes sense that if you sign something called Friday Night SmackDown, you’re going to have to run it on Fridays – which Syfy has done, and will do. Beginning October 1, 2010, the network will run WWE®’s Friday Night SmackDown on, well, Fridays – making it necessary to relocate their current Friday night line-up.
Tonight marks the premiere of the long-awaited Battlestar Galactica prequel series, Caprica [Syfy, 9/8]. The pilot has been released on DVD – with sexier bits that couldn’t air on Syfy – and online with the nudity somewhat blunted and with a few new scenes, and now it airs on Syfy with an added scene that wasn’t edited into the ep prior to screeners being sent. While the multi-format release strategy has been intriguing – and imaginative – tonight’s premiere, even with that mysterious added scene [which involves deepening the culture and civilization of The Twelve Colonies by showing their love of sports – yes, folks, it’s a Pyramids sequence!], is a bit on the scattered and unfocused side and possessed of few, if any, likable characters.
Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica prequel series, Caprica premieres tonight[9/8C], and on Tuesday, I took part in a conference call Q&A with series co-creator and executive producer, David Eick and Paula Malcomson, who plays Amanda Greystone on the show. It got off to a bit of a weird start, but quickly picked up steam and was, ultimately, a very interesting experience.
Also taking part were: Jim Halterman [jimhalterman.com], Charlie Jane Anders [io9.com], Troy Rogers [thedeadbolt.com], Michael Hinman [Airlock Alpha], Lisa Steinberg [Starry Constellation], Ivy West [CliqueClack TV], and Steve Aramo [SciFi Talk].
I always say how much I despise Prequels, but I have to admit I always find myself getting sucked into them, because there’s a part of me that always wants to know how X got to Y. Also the Pollyanna side of me always watches these things thinking Anakin really won’t go bad, Wolverine really won’t loose his memory, Lex Luthor is really going to turn out to be a good guy and on Caprica the Cylons really won’t kill everyone in sight. You can’t help but feel a sense of creepiness and foreboding to everything that’s going on with this show.