Wednesday, July 21, 2010

"Caprica" Returns To SyFy January 2011

Syfy reports that the Vancouver-lensed series "Caprica", will return to the network, January 2011.

"In season 1.5, the once idyllic world of 'Caprica' – as well as life across the colonies – falls prey to an explosive chain reaction of consequences set off by the characters’ many questionable actions in the season’s first half. Tensions rise, power shifts and the line between reality and the virtual world becomes increasingly blurred as everyone struggles to learn – and conquer – the stakes in this volatile setting. As the season races towards its stunning conclusion, events of each episode lay the framework for the inevitable (and brutal) clash between the newly-created Cylon race and their human creators..."

"Caprica" is set in the "Battlestar Galactica" universe 58 years before the events of "BSG", when 'Colonial' humanity first created robotic 'Cylons' who would later plot to destroy human civilization in retaliation for their enslavement.

A new trailer for season 1.5 will premiere at the "Caprica" Comic-Con panel, July 23.

"Caprica" stars Eric Stoltz ('Daniel Graystone'), Paula Malcomson ('Amanda Graystone'), Esai Morales ('Joseph Adama'), Polly Walker ('Sister Clarice Willow'), Alessandra Torresani ('Zoe Graystone'), Magda Apanowicz ('Lacy') and Sasha Roiz ('Sam Adama').

Syfy previously said that "BSG" had a predominantly male audience and that the ongoing 'war in space' backdrop was a deterrent to female viewers. With these considerations and a "BSG" storyline prequeling events before the two 'Cylon Wars', "Caprica" takes on a different identity and tone in content and style.

"Caprica" is preoccupied with a world intoxicated by success, "about a society that's running out of control with a wild-eyed glint in its eye."

Set against the backdrop of a culture with advanced technology, "Caprica" is grounded in its urban locales, focusing on corporate, political, familial and personal intrigue.

At the start of the series, 'The Twelve Colonies' are at their peak, self-involved, oblivious and mesmerized by the unlimited promise of technology. Framed by conflict between the 'Adama' and 'Graystone' families over the resurrection of loved-ones lost in an act of terror, "Caprica" explores the ethical implications of advances in intelligence and robotics.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Caprica"...