SPACE, Canada’s national science fiction, speculation, and fantasy channel, announced today the exclusive Canadian acquisition of Caprica, the highly-anticipated spin-off pilot of the number one dramatic series on Canadian specialty, Battlestar Galactica. An airdate for the two-hour pilot is still to be determined.
Executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick (Battlestar Galactica), and written by Remi Aubuchon (24), Caprica stars Eric Stoltz, Polly Walker (Rome), Esai Morales (Jericho), and Paula Malcolmson (Deadwood). The pilot was shot in Vancouver, BC. A full series has not been greenlit to date.
Caprica delves into events that take place more than half a century before Battlestar Galactica. The citizens of the Twelve Colonies are at peace and living in a society not unlike our own. High technology has changed the lives of virtually everyone for the better and a startling breakthrough in robotics is about to occur. A breakthrough that will bring to life the age-old dream of marrying artificial intelligence with a mechanical body to create the first living robot: a Cylon. Following the lives of two families, the Graystones and the Adamas (the family of William Adama, becomes the commander of the Battlestar Galactica), Caprica weaves together corporate intrigue, techno-action, and sexual politics into television’s first science fiction family saga.