Fans of "Battlestar Galactica" hoping to see a young Adama kick some Cylon butt will have to wait a bit longer ... and turn to their computer screens.

After a trailer for "Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome" -- Syfy's much buzzed about, long-delayed "BSG" prequel -- leaked at WonderCon, Syfy finally broke its silence on the project.

"Though the vision for 'Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome' has evolved over the course of the past year, our enthusiasm for this ambitious project has not waned," Mark Stern, president of original content at Syfy and co-head of original content at Universal Cable Productions, said in a statement. "We are actively pursuing it as was originally intended: a groundbreaking digital series that will launch to audiences beyond the scope of a television screen. The 90-minute pilot movie will air on Syfy in its entirety at a future date."

Luke Pasqualino, who played Freddie from the U.K. version of "Skins," was cast in the iconic role of William Adama. Edward James Olmos played the part in Syfy's "Battlestar Galactica." "Blood and Chrome" takes place roughly 20 years after the events of "Caprica" and about 40 years before the events of "BSG."


News of the spinoff first broke in 2010,
and though it was originally a web series, talk quickly turned to making it a prequel TV series.

"It's an opportunity to 'see them before they were famous,'" Stern told HuffPost TV's Maureen Ryan in October 2010. "Here's the Battlestar Galactica as a brand-new, shiny ship -- well, not shiny, but as a new ship that had just been commissioned. What was that like?"

No date has been announced for "Blood and Chrome's" online debut.

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