Battlestar Peacock Delayed Again
Breaking News: Looks like Battlestar Peacock will be delayed. Deadline is reporting that Battlestar Peacock showrunner Mike Lesslie is adapting some old dead broad's book for Hulu. "Deadline understands that Lesslie is no longer involved". Details about Battlestar Peacock from UCP are minimal. We got the big news that Sam Esmail was the guy in charge to resurrect the space opera franchise for the Universal/NBC streamer, Peacock. Then we got cryptic notes and tweets that the reboot wasn't going to be a reboot, Sam Esmail fawned praise for Ron Moore's work. Then we got word that Mike Lesslie would be the show-runnner of the reboot. Mike Lesslie would create the universe of Battlestar Peacock, direct, produce and run the writer's room. Mike Lesslie delivered boiler-plate about being a fan of both versions, respecting Larson and Moore's work, yadda-yadda. Then almost buried was a leak about casting Adama and a Starbuck that was genderless or pangendered, maybe A-sexual. Then up till now radio silence. We have no idea on whether there was a falling out between Esmail and Lesslie but there must be a story.
Correction: Margaret Atwood is very much alive.
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