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Sky1 to show Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica

07/08/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Sky1 is to show Caprica in the UK, NBC's prequel to Battlestar Galactica.

As Sky1's original series Battlestar Galactica heads into its fourth and final season, CAPRICA - a two hour prequel from executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick - will expand on the Galactica world and get deeper into the origins of the story.

David Smyth at Sky told SFcrowsnest, "Battlestar Galactica has surprised and awed audiences with its distinctive style and gripping story-telling. We're thrilled to have secured exclusive rights to the next chapter of this award-winning franchise."

Set 50 years before Battlestar Galactica, Caprica follows two rival families the Graystones and the Adamas. Bound together by tragedy, their ensuing struggle will determine the fate of the 12 Colonies. Caprica is a society rife with advanced technology. Little do they know they are trembling on the brink of the creation of the first CYLON (cybernetic life-form node).

The Graystones and Adamas come from different cultures and wildly different socio-economic backgrounds. Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz, The Mask, Pulp Fiction) is a computer genius and the leading businessman of the 12 Colonies. His wife, Amanda Graystone (Paula Malcolmson, Deadwood, ER) is an elite neurosurgeon. Joseph Adama (Esai Morales, NYPD Blue) is an immigrant, a lawyer with ties to the mob, and a father who is desperate to reconnect with his estranged son, William (Sina Najafi).

The two-hour prequel will air on Sky1 and Sky1 HD in November 2008.

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