Battlestar Galactica Reboot Adds Michael Lesslie As the Showrunner
The Battlestar Galactica reboot has a new showrunner. According to Deadline, Michael Lesslie has been hired to create, write, and executive produce Peacock’s Battlestar Galactica revival. Lesslie was previously the showrunner for The Little Drummer Girl, and one of the screenwriters of Assassin’s Creed.
“I am beyond excited to be taking on this iconic and inspirational show,” said Lesslie in a statement. “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. The teams at Esmail Corp, UCP and Peacock are second to none, and I already know that we are going to honor Glen A Larson and Ronald D Moore’s landmark series and break new boundaries with our own vision. It’s a dream come true – one I just can’t wait to share with fans, new and old alike. So say we all.”
Last year, executive producer Sam Esmail assured fans that the new Battlestar Galactica wouldn’t reboot Ronald D Moore’s series. Instead, Esmail said “we’ll explore a new story within the mythology while staying true to the spirit of Battlestar.” Esmail remains attached to the BSG revival, but it’s unclear if it will still refrain from rebooting the last series. Deadline also notes that “Lesslie will work up a reimagined world.”
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