BATTLESTAR Galactica has landed a TV revival with a brand new series from the creator of Mr Robot.
The science fiction franchise first began in 1978 with the original TV series, before a re-imagined two-part mini series was developed in 2003.
This led a weekly TV series which aired from 2004 until 2009, and now a decade on, the franchise has been rebooted once again for NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, Peacock.
The straight-to-series comes from Sam Esmail, who was the creator of Mr. Robot starring Christian Slater and Remi Malek.
Details for the latest reboot are being kept firmly under wraps, however a TV source told The Hollywood Reporter it would take a more modern look at the world through the sci-fi lens.
It will reportedly be inspired by the 2004 series rather than the original, by creator Glen A.Larson.
Sam tweeted on Tuesday: “BSG fans, this will NOT be a remake of the amazing series @RonDMoore launched because … why mess with perfection?
“Instead, we’ll explore a new story within the mythology while staying true to the spirit of Battlestar. So say we all!”
The Hollywood Reporter adds Sam is attached as an executive producer but a writer is yet to be hired.
The weekly series which began in 2004 is a favourite among fans and critics.
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It starred Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park.
The series ran for four seasons before coming to an end in March 2009.
However, it did spawn a prequel spin-off called Caprica as well as Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome which was released as a web series comprising of ten 10-minute episodes in 2012 before airing on Syfy as a televised movie in 2013.
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