Sci Fi’s ‘Battlestar’ Spinoff Gets Picked Up

Sci Fi Channel has given a series pickup to Caprica, the prequel to the channel’s signature series Battlestar Galactica.

The project, which is set 50 years before the events in Battlestar on the home world of Caprica, hails from Battlestar masterminds Ronald D. Moore and David Eick.

Caprica, starring Eric Stoltz, Paula Malcomson, Esai Morales and Polly Walker, was originally expected to be ordered to series in August when another pilot, Warehouse 13, got a series green light.

Caprica remained in contention as a series deal was being worked out.