CAPRICA gets series order

caprica-1For those of us struggling to accept the fact that BATTLESTAR GALACTICA is ending in a few months, there is some respite in the fact that Sci Fi has finally given that series order to CAPRICA, the prequel we’ve all heard so much a little bit about.

According to Variety, the series will now bow in early 2010.  CAPRICA stars Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcolmson, and Polly Walker.  Set 50 years before the Cylon attacks on BSG, it focuses on two rival familes dealing with society’s expansion of artifical intelligence.

The series will be executive produced by BSG masterminds Ron Moore and David Eick, as well as Remi Aubuchon (24). Moore and Aubuchon co-wrote the pilot.

Who is excited? Follow the jump for two more pics from the 2hour movie/back door pilot!