Friday, 19 September 2008

Sci Fi greenlights Warehouse 13

Sci Fi has given the green light to Warehouse 13, the first of the three pilots expected to go to series next year. The other two, Caprica and Revolution, are still waiting for the same news.

Warehouse 13 goes into production in February. Sci Fi has ordered 11 episodes to go with the two-hour pilot. David Simkins serves as executive producer. He also helped write the pilot, along with Brent Mote and Battlestar Galactica writer Jane Espenson.

Mark Stern, executive vice-president of programming at Sci Fi said: "This is a perfect companion show for Eureka and it fits into our larger agenda of broadening our network."

Thursday, 18 September 2008

First Caprica T-shirt at NBC Universal store

Click here for details.

And, since it's September, hopefully we'll hear if Caprica gets picked up for a full season soon.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Cylon creator a cross between Prospero and Bill Gates

Eric Stoltz spoke to iF Magazine about his new show, Blank Slate, and Caprica came up in the interview. Here is the relevant section:

iF: Can you talk about your character in CAPRICA?

STOLTZ: I play Daniel Greystone, a cross between Prospero and Bill Gates, if Bill Gates had a little more money.

iF: It’s been picked up as a full series, hasn’t it? Or is it still waiting for the greenlight from SCI FI?

STOLTZ: I haven't heard a word from them. Your guess is as good as mine.

iF: Are you a fan of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA? How different is it from the original series – it being a prequel and all?

STOLTZ: This is a tricky question. I am indeed a fan of BSG, but CAPRICA really doesn't have much in common with it other than one character who appears as a child in our show and an adult in BSG. There are no space ships, no battles, no constant relentless pursuit. What it shares with BSG is wonderfully rich writing, themes, and characters that are smart and complicated. I hope the BSG fans will enjoy it too, and think of it not so much as a prequel to BSG, but as a distant relative.

iF: If BLANK SLATE did get picked up to series, would that interfere with your role in CAPRICA if that was greenlit, or would you be able to do both?

STOLTZ: I have no idea. Those things are rarely left up to the actors involved.

For the full interview, go here.

Monday, 1 September 2008

Caprica pilot to air on Sky One in November?

Caprica has been picked up by Sky One and will be part of the U.K. web's fall schedule. Sky One has bought the TV rights to the Galactica prequel from NBC Universal International Television Distribution and plans to air the two-hour television movie on Sky1 and Sky1 HD in November 2008.

David Smyth, Head of Acquisitions, Sky1, Sky2, Sky3 said: "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."

Galactica producer David Eick recently told Newsarama: “[Caprica] looks great. Everyone seems to be cool with it. There’s been no indication of it being picked up as a series yet, but we are hoping.”

The news about Caprica going to series (or not) and the airdate on the SCI FI Channel in the U.S. is expected to come later this month.