The Battlestar Galactica Reboot Is Getting Rebooted

It’s been a while since we’ve gotten anything related to Battlestar Galactica, so this might appeal to some of the franchise’s most stalwart fans.


The new Battlestar Galactica TV series has been announced recently, and is slated to be launched as part of the new NBCUniversal streaming service, Peacock. The reboot will be helmed by writer-director Sam Esmail, of Mr. Robot fame.

This isn’t the first time the iconic 1978 science fiction TV series of the same name has been produced; many of you would remember the critically-acclaimed 2004 BSG on NBCUniversal’s Sci-Fi Channel, which was executive produced by Star Trek alum Ronald D. Moore (who’s also helming For All Mankind on Apple TV+).


However, despite earlier reports saying that this new BSG will be a reboot of the hugely successful 2004 reboot, Esmail went on record denying those claims.

What you see on Esmail’s Tweet is, apparently, what you’ll get; an all-new Battlestar Galactica story. Esmail, however, didn’t confirm nor deny that the new story could be in the same universe as the 2004 show, so it’s still pretty much up in the air at this point.

The new Battlestar Galactica is slated to launch somewhere around April 2020, which is when Peacock will also be released.