Despite declining ratings over on The SciFi Channel, universal critical acclaim and robust DVD sales have led Universal Home Video to apparently consider greenlighting a Battlestar Galactica direct-to-video telefilm.
According to a report at Geek Monthly, if it goes forward the two hour telefilm will shoot in March during the series hiatus and prior to the commencement of production on the series fourth season in June.
While there is no story for the telefilm at present, plans are afoot to come up with a screenplay that doesn’t step on existing continuity for the series, but utilizes most of its existing sets.
There is also speculation the telefilm will somehow tie into the mythology for the Galactica spin-off series, Caprica, which has not been officially greenlit by SciFi Channel.
The move would mark another sci-fi series making the leap to direct-to-DVD movie projects following on the heels of recently announced similar projects for “Babylon 5” and “Stargate SG-1”.