After blasting away the competition to become the most-watched cable miniseries of 2003, "Battlestar Galactica" returns to SCI FI Channel for its eagerly anticipated third season, having received the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and three 2006 Emmy Award nominations in the categories of Outstanding Costumes for a Series, Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing, and Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series.
Beginning October 2006, the show returns to its Friday night slot with a complete 20-epsode order. One of television's most critically-acclaimed dramas, 'Battlestar Galactica' has captured the minds of a new generation of fans, distinguishing itself with the intensity and present day relevance of its stories and the command performances of its ensemble cast and creative team.
Emmy Award winner Edward James Olmos ("Stand and Deliver," "Blade Runner") stars as Commander Adama, the hawkish military leader of the last surviving battleship. Mary McDonnell (NBC's "ER," "Dances with Wolves") is Laura Roslin, the President, who has her own convictions about how the human race is to survive. Katee Sackhoff ("The Education of Max Bickford") portrays Adama's best pilot, Starbuck. She and Apollo (Jamie Bamber, "Band of Brothers"), face their own set of challenges.
Season 3 promises even more of the drama, intrigue and action that viewers have come to expect from the series. Picking up where last season's cliffhanger finale left off, the Galactica crew discovers a habitable planet, but things become even further complicated when the Cylons, led by Caprica Six (Tricia Helfer) and Sharon (Grace Park), find the planet and offer humanity a stunning proposal of peace. This season, Lucy Lawless joins the cast for a 10-episode arc, reprising her role as D'Anna Biers, a Cylon.
Executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, "Battlestar Galactica" is from Universal Media Studios, in association with SKY One.
Executive Producer/Writer RONALD D. MOORE
Executive Producer DAVID EICK
Co-Executive Producer TONI GRAPHIA
Producer HARVEY FRAND
Line Producer/Production Manager RON FRENCH
Director of Photography STEPHEN MCNUTT
Consulting Producer MARK VERHEIDEN
Co-Producer DAVID WEDDLE
Co-Producer BRADLEY THOMPSON
Executive Story Editor JOEL THOMPSON
Story Editor CARLA ROBINSON
Staff Writer ANNE COFELL SAUNDERS
Associate Producer PAUL LEONARD
Production Designer RICHARD HUDOLIN
Art Director DOUGLAS MCLEAN
Wardrobe Designer GLENNE CAMPBELL
Visual Effect Supervisor GARY HUTZEL
Editor ANNETTE DAVEY (Ep. 1-10) /DANY COOPER (Ep. 11-20)
Editor JACQUES GRAVETT
Editor ANDY SEKLIR
Casting Director COREEN MAYRS
Casting Director HEIKE BRANDSTATTER
1st A.D. WAYNE ROSE
1st A.D. RACHEL LEITERMAN