From Sci Fi Wire:
"SCI FI Channel announced the development of Caprica, a spinoff prequel of its hit Battlestar Galactica, in presentations to advertisers in New York on April 26. Caprica would come from Galactica executive producers Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, writer Remi Aubuchon (24) and NBC Universal Television Studio.
"Caprica would take place more than half a century before the events that play out in Battlestar Galactica.
The people of the Twelve Colonies are at peace and living in a society
not unlike our own, but where high-technology has changed the lives of
virtually everyone for the better.
"But a startling breakthrough in robotics is about to occur,
one that will bring to life the age-old dream of marrying artificial
intelligence with a mechanical body to create the first living robot: a
Cylon. Following the lives of two families, the Graystones and the
Adamas (the family of William Adama, who will one day become the
commander of the Battlestar Galactica), Caprica will
weave together corporate intrigue, techno-action and sexual politics
into television's first science fiction family saga, the channel
And there was much rejoicing.