New Battlestar Galactica Movie Will Be In a ‘Shared Universe’ With Peacock TV Series – IGN
The upcoming Battlestar Galactica movie from X-Men veteran Simon Kinberg is still lightyears away, but we now know the film will take place in the same universe as the Battlestar Galactica reboot coming to Peacock.
Speaking to Collider, Kinberg said he is in “constant communication” with Sam Esmail, the executive producer of the Peacock series. “In terms of the situation with Sam and the show, I can’t say too much about it other than there is synergy between the two enterprises and constant communication between us,” Kinberg said.
“We’ve become close and been having a really good time together and there will be, for lack of a better phrase and it’s an overused phrase, a shared universe.”
This indirectly confirms that the movie will also be a part of the universe that Ron Moore’s Battlestar Galactica series takes place in because we previously learned that the Peacock series would tell a new story in that same universe. Unless plans have changed, it seems both projects will continue the mythos of the beloved 2004 show.
The Peacock series doesn’t yet have a release date. The last we heard, Michael Lesslie is on board to write and executive produce the series. Lesslie was the showrunner for AMC’s The Little Drummer Girl, and writer for the Assassin’s Creed movie.
As for the movie’s progress, Kinberg says it’s still a long way away, adding that they are hoping to find a director for the project this year.