Axed: Caprica

Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica has been cancelled by the US Syfy network.

Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica has been cancelled by the US Syfy network.

The news follows speculation about whether the low-rating series would be renewed or not.

“We appreciate all the support that fans have shown for Caprica and are very proud of the producers, cast, writers and the rest of the amazing team that has been committed to this fine series,” said Mark Stern, EVP of Original Programming at Syfy.

“Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, Caprica has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season.”

Unaired episodes of the drama about the Adama and Graystone families will be rescheduled by Syfy next year.

In the last week Syfy did announce a new Battlestar prequel telemovie Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, which centres on a young William Adama.

Caprica is currently airing in Australia on 7mate on Thursday night where it remains in schedule.

Source: EW

24 Responses

  1. thats not on, more and more great soon be classic shows like this axed y do the most people got to watch this cop bullshit shows like CSI and NCIS shit i find it mind numbinly boring i mean how many ways can people die that makes me sick to watch that mindless bullshit pls reconsider axeing the show

  2. I just started getting into it here, I guess there is no appreciation for good sci fi shows. When battlestar galactic was on I was so into it then the station that aired it kept changing it’s time slot for other shows, and slowly it began being played later and later. The real killer was that you’d wait up for it just to find out that it wasn’t playing that night.

  3. I’m amazed it lasted this long. I’ve strugled to stay interested in it. This idea for blood and chrome should really have been the idea for a new tv series after galactica – not caprica. I just hope they manage to somehow wrap it up in some sort of decent fashion – or in some sort of cliff hanger that may bridge relatively easily into blood & chrome.

  4. It was getting quite good, hope we get to atleast see zoe turn on them and see what started the war. Would also be good if 7mate could run through all the episodes, wouldn’t be the first time that we have gone ahead of america on a show due to them axing it.

  5. I loved BSG, but I have struggled with this show so I wouldn’t say i’ll be sad to see it go. On the other hand the new telemovie sounds quite interesting and I feel, a better direction.

  6. I like the show, pity even on SyFy it’s not getting them numbers needed.

    @steven guy – that’s a dumb attitude to have, do you stop watching all your shows once they announce it won’t be renewed for the next season?

    I’d like to know what it means as they have only just started the 2nd half of the season, will the leave us hanging for months? I just hope with the number of eps left to air we have some conclusion before the final.

  7. Lots of terrible scheduling decisons doomed this show from the start. Releasing the pilot on DVD several months before it aired put a huge dent in the inital ratings, while the long mid-season break (why would you do that to a show in its first season???) and move to Tuesdays sealed its fate. As the show finished production months ago, don’t expect any resolution in the finale, and if BSG’s seasons were anything to go by, it’ll end on a frakking cliffhanger. Really disappointed by this.

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