'Battlestar Galactica' revival: Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about Sam Esmail's take on cult classic

Sam Esmail has clarified that his series will not be a remake of Ron Moore's 'Battlestar Galactica', but will "explore a new story within the mythology" while staying "true to the spirit" of the show


                            'Battlestar Galactica' revival: Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about Sam Esmail's take on cult classic

Sam Esmail (creator of 'Mr. Robot') will be revisiting the "mythology" of Ron Moore's 'Battlestar Galactica' in a new 'revival series' that will be part of the initial content lineup for NBCUniversal's upcoming streaming service, Peacock. He tweeted to clarify that he would not be remaking Moore's "amazing series" because, as he put it, "why mess with perfection?" Peacock will also stream Ron Moore's version in case fans want to revisit the cult series that ran for four seasons in the early 2000s.

Release Date

There are still no details about the launch date for Esmail's revival series, though it is slated to be part of the initial content line-up for NBCUniversal's Peacock that will be launched in April 2020. 

Plot: 

In his tweet, Esmail revealed that his 'revival series' will explore a new story within the mythology of Moore's cult show, while staying "true to the spirit" of 'Battlestar Galactica'. Moore's series was centered around the struggle between man and machine, following terrorist attacks on a group of planets called the 'Twelve Colonies'. The show, telecast after the 9/11 attacks, was a thinly-veiled allegory for the War on Terror and later, the invasion of Iraq.

Cast

The characters of this just-announced, straight-to-series show have not yet been cast. Watch this space for updates. 

Creator

Sam Esmail, the creator of shows like 'Mr Robot' and 'Homecoming', is a huge fan of Moore's cult show and will be helming the project. A new 'Battlestar Galactica' series was one of Esmail's passion projects when he signed a four-year exclusive contract with NBCU. Chad Hamilton, Esmail's collaborator on 'Mr. Robot', will executive produce alongwith Esmail. 

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