As far as genre properties go, there have been countless stops and starts throughout history. As many times as fans have been promised a revisitation to a popular commodity, it's faded into the ether. Generally speaking, I stopped getting excited about new programming probably back in the 1990's when I realized Hollywood has a way of tempting audiences for the sake of gauging their interest in a new program; when the excitement doesn't materialize the way a studio thought it should, the announced project instead falls back into limbo, and it'll probably get another brushing off five or ten years down the line.
For example, how many times has a director or producer attached himself to a new film or television program around The Shadow? I don't have enough fingers to count.
In any event, word has been up and down the Information Superhighway for a few years now that NBC Universal has wanted to bring Battlestar Galactica back to life yet again. For those unaware, the original Galactica was launched on television in the late 1970's and was intended to be a small screen alternative to the silver screen's Star Wars. Methinks everyone knew a show's potential to deliver such star saga thrills on the Boob Tube couldn't last and would hardly be affordable, and the show was only granted a single season. A year or two later, the property was mildly reconceived in the short-lived Galactica 1980, an incarnation that saw Adama limp over the finish line to finding Earth, serving up little more than a half-season of sadly low-brow entertainmet for a franchise that deserved better. (Yeah, I said it.) And, of course, Syfy and NBC Universal went back to the well again in the early 2000's for a much more militant-themed version of the 'Saga Of A Star World,' one that was treated to tremendous critical praise but kinda/sorta lost its wings as it flew along so far as fans were concerned.
These days, I guess you can't get the Galactica grounded as word comes via Film Daily that NBC is toying with not one but two new prospects for the former Colonials: Simon Kinberg and Dylan Clark are spearheading the effort (apparently) for both a silver and small screen adventure. While potentially ambitious in scope, the details are under wrap at this point; and I suppose that's likely owed to the fact that NBC's streaming platform is not quite yet in-shape to embrace a bold new program.
I want to say that I'd read elsewhere in the recent past that Kinberg intended for this show to kinda/sorta follow-up on Syfy's presentation; but Googling this morning I'm not finding anything of particular merit on that point. That wouldn't make sense to me -- Syfy's show ended with the crew finding Earth and coming to peace with where and when they were in that particular timeline -- as opportunities to continue that narrative as it was wouldn't be all that interesting. Let's hope I'm just confusing the elements with something else I've read.
But as mentioned above, take this all with a grain of salt: projects come and projects go, and Galactica has been a favorite for a certain generation of storytellers to revisit. Once cast announcements are underway, then it might be safe to say we're well on our way back to the Twelve Colonies for their story to begin anew.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!