The SciFi Channel has just announced that they’ve renewed Battlestar Galactica for a third season.
While the renewal has been rumored for months, this is the first official confirmation that Galactica will return for Season 3 with a full crew compliment and 20 additional episodes.
Here’s the text from the official press release:
Galactica Renewed For Season Three
SCI FI Channel announced that it has renewed its original series Battlestar Galactica for a third season. Production on the 20-episode order is slated to begin in Vancouver, Canada, in February 2006 for premiere later in the year, the network said.
The entire ensemble cast returns for the new season, including Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer and Grace Park. Also returning are executive producer and writer Ronald D. Moore and executive producer David Eick.
Currently in its second season, Galactica is a hit with audiences. The second season resumes with new episodes on Jan. 6, 2006, as part of the winter premiere of SCI FI Friday. Battlestar Galactica is from NBC Universal Television Studio.