BBC AMERICA today announced it has signed a deal with NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution to acquire 80 hours of the Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning science-fiction series Battlestar Galactica. The deal includes a two part miniseries and seasons one to four. It will air in the channel’s Supernatural Saturday line up and premieres Saturday, June 18, 7:00pm ET/PT.
Battlestar Galactica is the gripping saga of humanity’s last remnants and their struggle to find a new home while fleeing from their deadly Cylon enemies. Redefining the space opera with its gritty realism, Galactica’s intensity, issues-driven topicality, and command performances have garnered it numerous awards and critical-acclaim. The show originally aired on Syfy from 2003 to 2009 and was recognized two years in a row by the American Film Institute (AFI) as one of the most outstanding programs of the year.
Battlestar Galactica was produced by Universal Cable Productions and Sky One (UK), and executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick. The outstanding ensemble cast stars Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park and British actor Jamie Bamber.