Yesterday came the news that Comcast’s streaming service would be titled Peacock and its big-budget headline exclusive original series will be a reboot of the “Battlestar Galactica” franchise with “Mr. Robot” and “Homecoming” creator Sam Esmail in charge.
No other real details on the project were forthcoming, but today Esmail has taken to Twitter to explain that the new show is NOT a remake or reboot, but will fit into the continuity of the previous incarnation at Syfy of which Esmail is a major fan:
“BSG fans, this will NOT be a remake of the amazing series Ronald D. Moore launched because… why mess with perfection? Instead, we’ll explore a new story within the mythology while staying true to the spirit of Battlestar. So say we all!”
The talk comes as the major streaming service launched salvos this week at each other, announcing they’d secured the rights to a number of high profile shows ranging from HBO Max nabbing “The Big Bang Theory” to Netflix scoring “Seinfeld”.
Peacock meanwhile is getting back both “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation” and at the same time confirmed (via The Playlist) that a reboot of “The Office” is a priority for the company.
Peacock is expected to launch in the first half of next year.