The Battlestar Galactica prequel series on Syfy channel finally has a premiere date. The new series Caprica, staring Esai Morales and Eric Stoltz will premiere on Syfy on Friday, January 22, 2010 at 9 PM. The show will kick off with a 2-hour premiere episode and will then air regularly in it’s predessors old timeslot of 10 PM on Fridays.
The Syfy press release had this to say about the news:
Humanity’s storyline takes completely new twists with Caprica, which follows two rival families and their patriarchs Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) and Joseph Adama (Esai Morales) as they compete and thrive in the vibrant realm of the 12 Colonies, a society recognizably close to our own. This original, standalone series will feature the passion, intrigue, political backbiting, and family conflict in an omnipotent society that is at the height of its blind power and glory and, unknowingly, on the brink of its fall.
Caprica also stars Paula Malcomson (Amanda Graystone), Polly Walker (Sister Clarice Willow), Magda Apanowicz (Lacy) and Alessandra Torresani (Zoe Graystone). The series is from Universal Cable Productions and is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, David Eick and Jane Espenson. Jeffrey Reiner (Friday Night Lights) directed the pilot.
In addition, Airlock Alpha is reporting that Edward James Olmos will be directing an episode of Caprica, probably near the end of the season. In a press room interview he told reporters, “Yes I am [directing], toward the end. They gave me a little hard time about an hour ago on it, and we decided that I would be doing something toward the end of the season.”
If you can’t wait until January 22, the two-hour pilot of Caprica is already available on DVD.