It’s been almost a year and a half since it was announced that Mr. Robot and Homecoming creator Sam Esmail is teaming with NBC Universal for a reboot of the Battlestar Galactica franchise for the Peacock streaming service, but it seems that fans still face a lengthy wait before we see the new series coming together.
Speaking to Collider, Esmail has revealed that it is still very early days with regards to development, and they are still trying to “figure out the world via the pilot”.
“We’re still working on the pilot. Look, it’s a big universe, it’s a big world, I want to respect the Ronald Moore Battlestar. I spoke to him before I even took on the project to make sure that it’s all kosher with him, because the last thing I want to do is step on his toes, and the one thing we both agreed on is that it won’t be a reboot of what he did. Which I think we both wanted.
“It’s still in the early phases of trying to figure out the world via the pilot. I think we’ve got the basic construction of the type of story we want to tell, the part of mythology that we’re gonna explore – because ‘Battlestar’ does have a rich mythology and again I have to give Ron a lot of credit for that – and so now we’re sort of closing in on what that pilot’s gonna look like.”
In addition to the Peacock TV reboot, it was also announced recently that X-Men: Dark Phoenix director Simon Kinberg has signed on to write and produce a separate Battlestar Galactica movie.