As expected, SyFy has announced the return of Caprica, the television series prequel to Battlestar Galactica. The second half of the (rather long) first season will debut in January 2011, with the exact date yet to be determined. In season 1.5, the once idyllic world of Caprica – as well as life across the colonies – falls prey to an explosive chain reaction of consequences set off by the characters’ many questionable actions in the season’s first half. Tensions rise, power shifts and the line between reality and the virtual world becomes increasingly blurred as everyone struggles to learn – and conquer – the stakes in this volatile setting. As the season races towards its stunning conclusion, events of each episode lay the framework for the inevitable (and brutal) clash between the newly-created Cylon race and their human creators.
A trailer for the second half of the season will be shown at the Caprica panel at Comic-Con on July 23. It will hit the web several days later. [SyFy]