It seems as though a new streaming network can’t launch now without a major science fiction series as part of the lineup. CBS All Access had Star Trek Discovery, Disney+ will have The Mandalorian and now NBC are set to launch their platform – The Peacock – with yet another Battlestar Galactica reboot – this time under the guidance of Mr. Robot’s Sam Esmail.
Battlestar Galactica itself was originally inspired by Star Wars and went on to spawn a spin-off in the form of Galactica 1980. It was then pulled out of retirement by Ron Moore who gave the show a much grittier edge in the series that ran from 2004 to 2009.
Esmail’s take on the series has only just been announced alongside the news that The Peacock will launch in April 2021 with 15,000 hours of content. Battlestar Galactica will be joined by a new drama – Brave New World – starring Demi Moore and another reboot, this time of Saved By The Bell. The Peacock will also be home to NBC Universal’s existing back catalogue of TV and films.
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