Everybody has got a streaming service. Shit, even LMO is thinking about getting in on the action!
Not that a complete lack of worthwhile televisual content is any barrier the entry. After all, just look at CBS All Access and this latest attempt to squeeze yet more water out of the same dry sponge, Peacock from NBCUniversal.
Returning to an already drained-well, their big bet is being placed on Battlestar Galactica from executive producer Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot, Homecoming).
Glen A. Larson created the original series in response to Star Wars in the late 1970s. An acclaimed remake ran from 2004 to 2009 from Ronald D. Moore. A prequel series, Caprica, fared less well.
Moore has apparently given his blessing.
The story can only be told so many ways. A race of humans on the verge of holocaust after a robot race, the Cylons, attack the twelve colonies. They are forced to flee in a fleet protected by the single remaining super battleship/carrier – a Battlestar class warship called Galactica. Pursued across the galaxy, they attempt to locate their missing thirteenth colony.
Rumour is that this will be a “new take”. Oh good!