E! Online has just posted a fantastic interview with BSG showrunner Ron Moore:
Here are a few spoiler-free excerpts:
Mindy Boustead: When will there be a confirmation that Battlestar Galactica was picked up for a season three?
Ron: Weâ€™re having general conversations about it. The network hasnâ€™t made it a formal pickup. Iâ€™d say the indications look good. But they donâ€™t have to pull the trigger on it for a few more months. Itâ€™s just the way networks work, they will probably not do it until they have to. February or March.
Iâ€™m optimistic. Iâ€™ve been optimistic since we did the miniseries that weâ€™d get picked up and I feel that weâ€™re going to get picked up.
Kathryn: How many years/seasons do you anticipate the series will run?
Ron: Iâ€™ve been asked that question and itâ€™s a difficult question. I just kind of take each season as it comes. At the end of a season, like weâ€™re approaching now, I always feel like, oh god, can I get even one more season out of it? And at the beginning of the season we always come up with more stories than we have time to do. So Iâ€™m certain that we could get a couple more years out of it. And you donâ€™t want to overstay your welcome either.
There’s also this rather puzzling comment:
And then weâ€™ve got, of course, a big two-part finale where a lot of things are gonna change, and the showâ€™s gonna sort of make a fairly significant, radical change of direction.
E! Online: Battlestar Q&A with Ron Moore