Syfy Pulls the Plug on BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Prequel Series CAPRICA
Published: October 27, 2010 - 5:17pm
The short lived series, which has garnered unusually low ratings, has finally met its end. The SyFy channel has officially announced it's cancellation while confirmed the impending release of a new BSG spin-off.
Mark Stern, EVP of Original Programming at Syfy, released a statement today which said:
"We appreciate all the support that fans have shown for Caprica and are very proud of the producers, cast, writers and the rest of the amazing team that has been committed to this fine series. Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, Caprica has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season.”
The network has also released a statement regarding the remaining episodes of season one, “The remaining first run episodes of Caprica – airing Tuesdays at 10/9c – will be removed from the schedule as of next Tuesday, November 2. These final five episodes of the season will be re-scheduled to air at a to be announced time in the first quarter of 2011, and will conclude the run of the series.”
Syfy is now preparing for the release of a new Battlestar Galactica spin-off series, Blood and Chrome. The new show takes place in the 10th year of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, a sentient robotic race, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, a brash rookie viper pilot enters the fray.