There are few details about the Battlestar Galactica reboot available at the moment, but according to a source at the Hollywood Reporter, the project "will be inspired by Syfy's 2004 series, developed by Ron Moore, and not based on the 1978 original from creator Glen A. Larson".
The new platform will include a sizable portion of NBCUniversal's archive, including beloved comedies like The Office and Parks and Recreation, critically-acclaimed dramas such as Friday Night Lights and Downton Abbey, and much-loved films including Back to the Future and the Fast & Furious franchise.
On Tuesday, NBC unveiled their own streaming service, Peacock, which will be the home of a new iteration of the popular sitcom. Netflix has fought back by securing the rights to stream Seinfeld, while WarnerMedia's upcoming streaming service HBO Max will have Friends and The Big Bang Theory. The cost has yet to be announced, but Peacock (Jesus Christ, we really have to call it that) will boast 15,000 hours of content, including original titles from NBCUniversal production. Moore's Battlestar Galactica will also be streaming on Peacock, alongside the new one. NBCUniversal confirms original cast members Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez will be a part of this new reboot, but it's unclear who's running the series or what it will be about.
Peacock will launch in April 2020.
Peacock will be free (with ads) for folks who already get NBC through a pay TV provider, but it's unclear what the cost will be for cord-cutters. The comedy, written by writer Tracey Wigfield, "explores what happens when California Gov. Zack Morris (Gosselaar's role) gets into hot water for closing too many low-income high schools and proposes the affected students be sent to the highest-performing schools in the state - including Bayside High".