First there was Battlestar Galactica, then there was Battlestar Galactica, then Caprica and Blood and Chrome. Now, according to /Film, Universal has brought in Transcendence writer Jack Paglen to write Battlestar Galactica.
There aren't many details available at this point. At this point the best news is that JJ Abrams does not appear to be involved in any way. We also know that it won't be a continuation but, according to Variety a ”a complete reimagining of the story” (presumably similar to Star Trek's reboot).
Let's hope that, having avoided the Abrams trap, that the reboot of BSG can avoid the "lets make all the characters 18-22" trap as well.
Any reboot of the series is going to be difficult at this point. Many of the actors in the Ronald D. Moore reboot absolutely owned the parts they played. Universal can't really cast the same actors and do a full reboot, but the new Starbuck, the new Apollo, the new Commander Adama and others will have a hard time convincing audiences that they deserve to take the title from the actors who held it before them.
Good luck Universal, tread very carefully.
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