News TV | Written by Andrew Pollard 05/05/2020

Upcoming BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Series Has a New Showrunner

With a new Battlestar Galactica series having been in development for a little while now, the series has moved to bring in a new showrunner.

Courtesy of Deadline, Michael Lesslie has been tasked to serve as the executive producer/showrunner on this latest lick of paint for the beloved sci-fi franchise. Lesslie has previously worked as showrunner on The Little Drummer Girl and was part of the writing team for 20th Century Fox’s Assassin’s Creed movie.

On this news, Lesslie enthused, “I am beyond excited to be taking on this iconic and inspirational show. 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.”

Mr. Robot’s Sam Esmail was the previous showrunner for the series, and he’ll still remain involved in the project despite Michael Lesslie now having showrunner duties.

The last we’d heard of this new Battlestar Galactica was that it will explore new stories rather than be an outright remake or reboot of what we’ve seen previously from the franchise.

As ever, expect more on all of this as we get it.