The Dr. and Mrs. Who Blogtalk Radio show recently reported that the pilot for Caprica finished filming in Vancouver, but there's no indication yet when they will start production on the 13 episode first season. The radio program also revealed that shooting on one Battlestar Galactica TV movie is a go, but that it remains an open question if the second or third films will get made. It all depends.
Further, the Sitrep has learned that while Caprica hasn't been green-lit for a 13 episode run yet, the show order could come within days.
Additionally, our sources indicate that in fact the first telemovie will focus mainly on three characters (think Cylons) and offers are on the table for those actors currently. Additional co-stars will depend on various actors availability. (As we've reported many are joining other series that are likely to be in production when the BSG film is being shot.) It's expected that Edward James Olmos will appear in the film, since he's also slated to direct it. SyFy Portal recently noted that David Weddle and Bradley Thompson were expected to write the film, however circumstances could change, especially if the current talks between SAG and the AMPTP over the new actors contract were to break down:
If a movie does come into being, the first one will be penned by Weddle and Thompson, who also [wrote] the mid-season premiere [Sometimes A Great Notion] that airs in early 2009.
"It would go back into history to tell part of the story that has never been told," Weddle said [of the telemovie]. "We have very definite ideas of what that story would be. I think it will be very cool and fans will really like it. It won't add any new chapters, but it will enrich their sense of depth and texture."