Grace Park has stated that the first of the upcoming Battlestar Galactica television movies will begin shooting in August, while the cast have discussed the possibility of more.
The actress made the comments to the LA Times over the weekend. “I just heard about the first Battlestar movie being greenlit,” she revealed, however, nobody has apparently been consulted about the production yet. “A TV movie, but still! It’s like, yeah, it’s over, but we’re ready to move on but nobody’s manager or agent has been called. It’s supposed to start in August.”
With the end of the Peabody award-winning show on the horizon next year, rumblings from both the actors and people behind the scenes have been that the studio is very interested in pursuing more stories set in the Colonial Fleet in the vein of Razor. However, aside from Edward James Olmos confirming to SciFiNow in May that the idea is being floated, this is the first time that an actor on the show has explicitly confirmed a date.
The final half of Battlestar’s last season will air in 2009. Any movies produced are expected to go back through the show’s history and cover the events in far greater detail than was possible in a 45-minute format.