Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail is helming a new Battlestar Galactica show for NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service. First reported by Deadline, the series is one of several reboots planned for Peacock.
According to the Hollywood trade, Esmail has received the blessing of Ronald D. Moore, who oversaw the 2003-2009 itteration of the series on the then-Sci-Fi Channel. The Mr. Robot creator has a four-year deal with NBCUniversal.
Peacock is scheduled to launch in April 2020, although a launch date for this new Battlestar Galactica has not been specified.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story referred to the TV series as a reboot, taking from Deadline. Since the original publication, Esmail has clarified the new show will not be a reboot.