Syfy Plans Yet Another Battlestar Galactica Spinoff
Those frakkin’ toasters just don’t know when to quit: the Syfy network is seriously considering another Battlestar Galactica spinoff.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Mark Stern, Syfy’s vice-president of development, is eager to build upon Battlestar’s enduring popularity. Although talks are only in the initial stages, Stern is confident he and Battlestar executive producer Ron Moore can come up with an idea that would return to the show’s “space opera roots.”
“That world is so rich,” Stern told the Reporter. “We’re sitting down with Ron Moore and his team. It would not necessarily be a traditional series.”
As for Caprica, the Battlestar prequel set 50 years before, Stern said he isn’t disappointed in its lackluster ratings – and, in fact, he insisted that viewership isn’t as underwhelming as the Nielsen ratings seem to indicate.
“We have a lot of hope for that show,” Stern said. “The (DVR data) has been very promising and growing week after week. The ratings don’t reflect the potential audience.”