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While the ratings for Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica prequel series Caprica might be just-ok, if Syfy’s exec Mark Stern’s words are to be taken to heart, it seems the show may have a chance to live on on the network, at least for a while.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Stern commented on the performance of the BSG spinoff, which recently hit a series high in the adult demographic using Live+7 ratings, drawing 1.6 million viewers and 913,000 adults 18-49. Stern indicated that they have high hopes for the show, noting that the DVR data is a better reflection of the potential audience than the ratings are. So that’s good news for Caprica fans. While I don’t count myself among them (loved BSG but couldn’t get into Caprica, it’s nice to see the network standing behind the show, or at the very least, considering the potential the series has to grow an audience.
On the subject of Battlestar Galactica, it looks like there’s a good chance we’ll be seeing some more BSG-related projects on Syfy’s future.
“We’re looking for other ways to spin off Battlestar beyond Caprica,” Stern said. “That world is so rich. We’re sitting down with (executive producer) Ron Moore and his team. It would not necessarily be a traditional series.”
Syfy’s known for deviating from traditional series, especially when it comes to Battlestar. So I’m thinking the next BSG project could be another miniseries or straight-to-DVD project like Razor or The Plan. Either way, while Caprica didn’t hook me, I’d still be interested in seeing how Moore and Syfy might use the BSG base to tell a new story.