Caprica, the spin-off from Battlestar Galactica, will be premiered on DVD on 21 April in the States, though SFX has discovered that no official release date has been set for the UK as yet (though an announcement could be imminent).
The series isn’t scheduled to run on the US Sci Fi Channel until early 2010, but but the April release will be a 93-minute uncut version of the pilot.
Sci Fi executive VP Mark Stern said: “We wanted to give them a chance to see the pilot in its original form and experience the prequel to the BSG story while that series' finale was still ringing in their ears. It also affords the creative team an unprecedented chance to get viewers feedback before production on the Caprica series begins this summer.”
Extras on the US DVD will include:
• Commentary by director Jeffrey Reiner, executive producer/writer Ronald D Moore and executive producer David Eick
• Deleted Scenes
• Video Blogs: What the Frak is Caprica?; The Director's Process; The V Club; The Birth of a Cylon