For those in need of something to binge while cooped up at home, SyFy is stepping up to the plate. The network has announced marathons of both Battlestar Galactica and Xena: Warrior Princess. Both shows will be aired in their entirety this month, with stars Tricia Helfer and Lucy Lawless participating. The network also promises that there will be custom content and surprise guest appearances during each of the marathons.
Battlestar Galactica will begin a non-stop, three-day marathon beginning on Monday, April 20. Not only will all 76 episodes of the critically-acclaimed sci-fi show air, but the two-part miniseries, as well as the movies Razor and The Plan will be included. Those who wish to stream the show can access all of the episodes through the network's website or NBCU's OneApp as well. There will also be a special bonus episode of Battlestar Galacticast, which is co-hosted by Tricia Helfer, who plays Number Six on the show, and Marc Bernardin. The episode is set to arrive on the 20th as well and will feature a cast reunion, including Edward James Olmos, James Callis, Jamie Bamber, Katee Sackhoff, Michael Trucco, Rekha Sharma, and more. What's more, the cast will also be doing a live reading of the pilot episode.
Xena: Warrior Princess will begin airing episodes for the first time ever on SyFy starting Thursday, April 16. Lucy Lawless, who starred as Xena in the classic 90s series, will host wrap ups for each of the show's six seasons. Episodes will air in the morning and afternoon every Thursday. In addition to airing on the network, the entire series will be available to stream via SyFy's website or NBCU's OneApp as well.
Starting in 2004, Battlestar Galactica kicked off its run and grew to become one of the most beloved TV shows of the modern age. It served as a reimagining of the 70s TV series of the same name. The show finished its run in 2009, but not before cementing its legacy as one of the defining moments in modern television. As for Xena: Warrior Princess, the series debuted in 1995 and takes place in ancient Greece. The fantasy series ran for an impressive 134 episodes and has maintained a loyal cult following over the years, in part thanks to its heavy rotation in syndication. The show has also earned praise for its portrayal of strong female characters, such as Lucy Lawless as Xena and Renee O'Connor as Gabrielle.
This announcement comes as networks are trying to find ways to adapt to the current situation, which has shut down most productions throughout Hollywood for the time being. With social distancing orders in place throughout the U.S., most people are stuck at home at least through the end of April. Programming such as this is a way to help kill some time, while revisiting some old favorites. This news comes to us via SyFy Wire.