Hey Sci-fi fans, the modern sports and entertainment cable channel for Latinos, today announced the launch of Battlestar Galactica, the cult classic which remains one of the highest-rated series ever on Syfy.
From Universal Cable Productions, Battlestar Galactica is now slated to appeal to a whole new audience when it airs for the first time in Spanish on U.S. television beginning Wednesday, July 29, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Take a look here: http://ow.ly/Qcb45
Battlestar Galactica is the latest hit series NBC UNIVERSO has introduced in primetime as the channel recently launched Law & Order: LA and Suits in Spanish on Tuesday nights. Already a legendary franchise in English and with a global fan base, Battlestar Galactica, transports viewers into a world where human civilization has extended to a group of planets known as the Twelve Coloniesand has engaged in a lengthy war against a cybernetic race known as the Cylons, whose goal is the extermination of the human race. After the Cylons carry out a massive attack on the Twelve Colonies and on the Colonial Fleet of “starships” that protect them, scattered survivors flee into outer space aboard a ragtag array of available spaceships. Only the “Battlestar Galactica,” a gigantic battleship and spacecraft carrier, survives the Cylon attack.
Under the leadership of Commander Adama (played by Academy Award nominee Edward James Olmos), the “Galactica” and a team of “Viper Fighters” lead a fleet of survivors in search of the fabled thirteenth colony known as Earth.
“Battlestar Galactica defined a special era for me as an actor and I am very proud to have been part of such an iconic franchise — It’s thrilling to know that this work carries on and will now be enjoyed by legions of new Spanish-speaking fans,” said Edward James Olmos. “The show also delved into issues of mixed races and gender equality which I think new fans will find to be quite relevant today.”
NBC UNIVERSO viewers can watch the series every week on Wednesdays from 9-10 p.m. ET/PT. The series also stars Grace Park as Battlestar Galactica pilot Number Eight, Mary McDonnell as President Laura Roslin and Jaime Bamber as Captain Lee “Apollo” Adama.
“Sci-fi is an extremely popular genre among Hispanics and NBC UNIVERSO is thrilled to build on its sci-fi offerings which currently include Warehouse 13 and Eureka,” said Bilai Joa Silar, Senior Vice President, Programming & Production, NBC UNIVERSO. “We are looking forward to introducingBattlestar Galactica to Spanish-speaking audiences in the U.S. and creating a new ‘Colony’ of “Galacticans.”
Subscribers of NBC UNIVERSO on participating cable, satellite, and telco services also will be able to view episodes of Battlestar Galactica in Spanish on Video on Demand, as well as on nbcuniverso.com and the NBC UNIVERSO NOW app by entering the subscriber’s log-in information.Battlestar Galactica is from Universal Cable Productions and originally aired on Syfy from 2004-2009. It was one of the channel’s highest rated series and out-performed UPN’s Star Trek series.
For more information on Battlestar Galactica in Spanish, please visit www.NBCUniverso.com.