NBCU's New 'Battlestar Galactica' Not a Reboot, Will 'Stay True to Spirit Of' 2000s-Era Show

"Battlestar Galactica" is about to launch back to TV...again.
"Battlestar Galactica" is about to launch back to TV...again. (Image credit: Syfy)

NBCUniversal's newly-announced "Battlestar Galactica" won't be a reboot according to executive producer Sam Esmail.

"BSG fans, this will not be a remake of the amazing series Ronald D. Moore launched because... why mess with perfection?" Esmail tweeted. "Instead, we’ll explore a new story within the mythology while staying true to the spirit of Battlestar. So say we all!"

While not outright saying it, Esmail seems to be implying the new show will exist within the same continuity or shared universe of the Moore series. Since the conclusion of Moore's "Battlestar Galactica" in 2009, two spin-off series - "Caprica" and "Blood & Chrome" - were produced.

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Esmail is developing the new Battlestar Galactica show for NBCUniversal's just-announced Peacock streaming service, which is scheduled to debut in April 2020.

Originally published on Newsarama

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Chris Arrant
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Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Space.com sister site Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News and CBR. He is the author of the book "Modern Masters: Cliff Chiang," co-authored "Art of Spider-Man Classic," and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology "Pros and (Comic) Cons." He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)