Show Will Be Set “In Same Universe”

There’s a new Battlestar Galactica series in the works, and it appears this one will not be another reboot of the franchise.

Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail is developing the new BSG for the upcoming NBC streaming service Peacock. Esmail posted this to his Twitter account –

Moreso, Ronald D. Moore has revealed that this new Battlestar Galactica will actually take place in the same continuity which he created for Syfy back in 2004.

Speaking to Variety, Moore said –

“Sam called me and was very gracious, he didn’t pitch me the story, so I don’t know. But he said his plans, and he wasn’t going to re-start the show and recast it, but he wanted to do something in the same universe. Sam’s amazing, and I love ‘Mr. Robot.’ I was like, you know, ‘You’re an amazing guy and amazing writer, go with god!’”

Battlestar Galactica began with a TV series (1978-79). A new show, Galactica 1980, arrived in 1980, lasting ten episodes. Since then, various episodes of the original show and Galactica 1980 were re-edited into two feature films, Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack and Conquest Of The Earth.

The miniseries then paved the way for a new series, (2004-09). Two TV movie spinoffs came from this – Battlestar Galactica: Razor and Battlestar Galactica: The Plan. There was also the decent prequel series, Caprica, but it only lasted one season.

I think this sounds pretty cool.