BBC America Acquires "Battlestar Galactica"
New York - April 21, 2011 - 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.
BBC AMERICA delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including an Emmy, four Golden Globes and ten Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable's most affluent and educated audiences and is available on digital cable and satellite TV in more than 68 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online, www.bbcamerica.com is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist.