As previously announced, the pilot episode for Caprica, the spin-off/prequel to the reimagined Battlestar Galactica, is out on DVD in the US on April 21. A UK release has yet to be announced.
It won’t air on TV until early next year, when the full 20-episode season begins.
We already knew that the DVD release would feature an unrated, uncut, extended version of the two-hour pilot.
Now Sci-Fi Wire has revealed details of the extras, plus the DVD artwork and a few new stills.
The extras on the DVD include behind-the scenes features on the creation of the show, including:
A commentary track featuring director Jeffrey Reiner and executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick.
Featurettes: What The Frak Is Caprica?, The Director’s Process, The V Club and The Birth Of A Cylon.
It’s billed as more of a family drama and will primarily tell the story of the creation of the Cylons, as seen through the eyes of two men thrown together through a shared tragedy – wealthy industrialist Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) and Joseph Adama (Esai Morales), father of Battlestar Galactica’s commander William Adama.
Filming begins on the remaining 18 episodes of the show’s first season during the summer. It is expected to air early next year. Battlestar Galactica is currently airing the final batch of episodes of its fourth and final season.