A new series reboot of Battlestar Galactica is in the works along with a movie, with both likely to be set in the same universe.

Battlestar Galactica first launched onto our TV screens in 1978 in the wake of Star Wars, chronicling the intergalactic skirmish between the last human colony and the robotic Cylons. The show was revived in 2003 by showrunner Ronald D. Moore and went on to become one of the all-time great sci-fi series.

So, with Moore’s series close to perfection, do we really need another reboot?

More BSG is always a good thing, and rumour has it that the new series being developed by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail – for US streaming network Peacock – will be set in the same universe established in Moore’s series.

Moreover, the movie, which has been in development since 2009, will also connect with the existing BSG universe. Screenwriter Simon Kinberg (The 355) recently told Collider that the script is in its second draft and the hunt is now on for the right director.

As to linking with Esmail’s TV series, Kinberg said, “In terms of the situation with Sam and the show, I can’t say too much about it other than there is synergy between the two enterprises and constant communication between us. We’ve become close and been having a really good time together and there will be, for lack of a better phrase, and it’s an overused phrase, a shared universe.”

And there’s a lot of universe to explore in the world of Battlestar Galactica

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