A new take on Battlestar Galactica appears to be happening as The Little Drummer Girl showrunner Michael Lesslie officially boards the project.
According to Deadline, Lesslie is set to create and write the reimagining of the landmark series for NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming platform. Sam Esmail is attached to executive produce the series along with Chad Hamilton.
Lesslie expressed his excitement for the cherished sci-fi franchise, stating, “I am beyond excited to be taking on this iconic and inspirational show. As a lifelong devotee, I know that the possibilities of Battlestar Galactica’s world are infinite and that each iteration has raised the bar for epic and intelligent sci-fi storytelling.”
He expressed gratitude to everyone involved, including Esmail and Peacock, for allowing him to “break new boundaries” with his own vision of the landmark series: “It’s a dream come true – one I just can’t wait to share with fans, new and old alike. So say we all.”
It was previously announced that the series would not be a reboot but a new take on the Battlestar Galactica universe. But Lesslie’s comments make it seem as if his version will reimagine the show once again.
Along with creating The Little Drummer Girl for AMC, Lesslie penned the films Macbeth and Assassin’s Creed. At this time, no casting information, production start date or release date have been announced.
Assassin's Creed scribe Michael Lesslie sheds light on the Battlestar Galactica reboot he's writing and producing for Peacock.