Mr. Robot Sam Esmail creator is developing a new Battlestar Galactica series for the NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock.
Earlier this year, Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail closed a huge four-year overall deal with NBCU’s Universal Content Productions. Now, NBCUniversal has announced that Esmail is working on a Battlestar Galactica reboot for its streaming service, which is expected to launch in April 2020.
Sam Esmail is best known for his work on the UCP-produced Mr. Robot, which won two Emmy awards in 2016. In addition to Mr. Robot, Esmail also produces two others series for Universal Content Productions — the anthology series Briarpatch starring Rosario Dawson and Amazon’s Homecoming with Julia Roberts and Bobby Cannavale.
Last year, Universal Pictures tapped Jay Basu to rewrite the script of its Battlestar Galactiva movie. An earlier draft of the screenplay was penned by Lisa Joy, the co-creator and executive producer of HBO’s Westworld.
The original Battlestar Galactica series debuted in September 1978 and ran until April 1979. The sci-fi series was revived as Galactica 1980 following a write-in campaign, though the spin-off only lasted 10 episodes. In 2003, Battlestar Galactica was remade as a three-hour Sci-Fi Channel miniseries that served as a backdoor pilot to a weekly television show that debuted in 2004. The Award-winning series, which starred Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, ran for four seasons before concluding on March 20, 2009. The franchise has also produced spin-off shows, webisodes and books.
Stay tuned for the latest news on the NBCUniversal streaming service and its Battlestar Galactica series from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail!
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
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Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.