BBC iPlayer is gaining a brand new boxset next month – with the reboot series of Battlestar Galactica coming to the platform to coincide with a repeat airing on BBC Two.
As originally reported by
Radio Times, all four seasons – as well as the two-part mini-series that kicked off the show – will be available to stream from 5 September, the same day that the show will air on terrestrial TV (specifically airing at 9.45pm).
The reboot of Battlestar Galactica originally aired from 2003 to 2009 on the Sci-Fi Network and was a re-imagining of the original 1970’s series. It will join the likes of
His Dark Materials,
Doctor Who and Heroes on
BBC iPlayer’s website.
If you’ve never seen Battlestar Galactica before, the show focuses on a war between mankind and aliens called Cylons. The reboot starred the likes of Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell and Katee Sackhoff, and won numerous Emmy awards during its run.
To access BBC iPlayer, you’ll have to
sign up for a free account and hold a TV license. Signing up requires a UK postcode (and you need to be over 13 years old). You can access iPlayer on desktop, mobile, smart TVs and consoles – though you’ll need to sign in on all your devices to watch.
If you’re not based in the UK, you should still be able to watch Battlestar Galactica on iPlayer from early September through using a VPN such as
ExpressVPN. You can see more details in our guide to
watching BBC iPlayer from abroad.