SyFy Portal has received confirmation from BATTLESTAR GALACTICA writer/producer David Weddle, that he and his writing partner Bradley Thompson have just left the BSG team. They are both starting new jobs next week on CSI.
"When we got the offer, we had to call Ron Moore and ask to be released from the movie," Weddle told SyFy Portal's Michael Hinman. "It was one of the most difficult calls we ever had to make, but Ron made it easy by telling us we should seize this new opportunity."
The two will join the Las Vegas version of "CSI" on CBS beginning July 7 as writers and supervising producers, a similar role they had with "Battlestar Galactica." Because of the new job, they had to withdraw from writing the upcoming "Battlestar Galactica" movie, instead handing the reins over to popular writer Jane Espenson, as first reported on Galactica Sitrep.
"Jane Espenson has eagerly grabbed the baton and will write the movie," Weddle confirmed. "We helped the staff outline the plot this week, and this [Thursday] is my final day at 'Battlestar.'"
Thompson and Weddle initially served as story editors on BSG season 1, became co-producers for season 2, were given more responsibility as producers during season 3, and became supervising producers for season 4.
Best of luck, boys...and Good Hunting.