Sam Esmail has talked about his now confirmed Battlestar Galactica show, revealing that it is not a remake of the 2004 series directed by Ron Moore, but a new story within mythology. "BSG fans, that will NOT be a remake of the amazing series [Ron Moore] that was released because … why play around with perfection?" He said on Twitter
. "Instead, we'll explore a new mythology story while remaining true to the spirit of Battlestar, so let's say we all!"
The wording of the Tweet suggests that Esmails Show will explore various aspects of the established myth of Battlestar Galactica. Perhaps similar to how Caprica was in the same universe, but exploring the origins of the Cylons. Hopefully, as NBC's Peacock Streaming service launches early next year, it will not be long before we learn more about the story.
A reboot of Battlestar Galactica is underway at NBC, headed by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail.
The Hollywood Reporter states that his sources claim that Esmail's series is an updated look at the Battlestar Galactica universe, and is inspired by Ron Moore's 2004 series instead of Glen A. Larson's 1
978 original. The show, which was commissioned directly in series, is being created for NAVUniversal's Peacock streaming service.
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Esmail will produce the series as an executive producer, and an author still needs to be hired. The show is produced by Universal Content Productions, where Esmail has already signed a series of shows. Battlestar Galactica is his second show for NBCUniversal's Peacock; He is also working on an adaptation of the science fiction classic Metropolis. The restart of Battlestar Galactica in 2004 took place after the September 11 attacks and the conflicts in the Middle East fleeing their AI creations through the lens of modern warfare and terrorism. It's an approach that brought praise to the Four Seasons Show, and it's often considered one of the best shows of the 21st century, despite the finale of the division series.
A reboot of Battlestar Galactica surfaced a few years ago. Ron Moore himself stated at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con that the new version would be "fundamentally different."
We thought about what was going on in a science fiction prism. "
Esmails Battlestar Galactica will be part of the original programming plan for Peacock launching in April 2020.  Matt Purslow is IGN's British news and entertainment writer. You can follow him on Twitter .