Good news/bad news time. Good news: here’s a teaser trailer for the Battlestar Galactica  prequel, and it looks awesome. Bad news: SyFy has announced they aren’t going to pursue a television series based on it at this point.

Hit the jump for video and deets.

Crave Online:

Syfy has officially  announced that  “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” will not go forward as a TV series, but the web series may still happen. If you still want to see the show on television,  contact the network  and make your voices heard!

The Syfy series “Caprica” was the first attempt to spinoff a series from the reimagined “Battlestar Galactica;” and to put it charitably, it wasn’t the breakout success that the network or the producers had hoped for. One of the primary complaints against “Caprica” was that it lacked the space battles and fast pace of the best “Galactica” stories.

That doesn’t appear to be a problem for “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome.”

Originally conceived as a ten part web series, “Blood & Chrome”  was bumped up to a TV moviethat may possibly serve as a pilot episode for a brand new “Battlestar Galactica” prequel series set during the height of the first Cylon War. “Skins” actor  Luke Pasqualino portrays a young William Adama  back when he was a Viper pilot with the callsign Husker.

*Daps to OL regular Ben for pointing us towards an embeddable of this.