Stunning Battlestar Galactica: Blood And Chrome Trailer Leaks, TV Show Canned

I’m almost lost for words. For one, I somehow missed this super-slick trailer being leaked last week. What the frack was I doing that was more important? Now after watching it, I’m even more stunned at what the suits at Syfy are thinking: Blood And Chrome has been demoted to a web series only…

Of course, we heard this may be on the cards back in August, and when B&C was commissioned, it was actually originally envisioned as a 10-part webseries with 10-minute episodes. So this is more like the original plan…I guess. For its part, Syfi now says it’ll broadcast the feature-length pilot as a ‘once-off’ (presumably while it focuses on devolving into anything but a Sci-Fi channel).

Blood and Chrome is set 20 years after Caprica and roughly 40 years before Galactica. [io9]

Here’s the official synopsis:

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome takes place in the 10th year of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, the sentient robotic Cylons, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, a young, talented fighter pilot, William Adama (Luke Pasqualino), finds himself assigned to one of the most powerful Battlestars in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. Full of ambition and in pursuit of the intense action that the Cylon war promises, Adama quickly find himself at odds with Coker (Ben Cotton), the battle-weary officer to whom he reports. With 47 days left in his tour of duty, Coker desires an end to battle just as much as Adama craves the start of it. Though they clash at first, the two men forge an unlikely bond when a routine mission turns dangerous and becomes a pivotal one for the desperate fleet.