Syfy has announced in a statement that it has seen fit to cancel Caprica, the prequel series to rebooted Battlestar Galactica.

“The remaining first run episodes of Caprica – airing Tuesdays at 10/9c – will be removed from the schedule as of next Tuesday, November 2. These final five episodes of the season will be re-scheduled to air at a to be announced time in the first quarter of 2011, and will conclude the run of the series.”

“We appreciate all the support that fans have shown for Caprica and are very proud of the producers, cast, writers and the rest of the amazing team that has been committed to this fine series,” said Mark Stern, programming head at Syfy. “Unfortunately, despite its obvious quality, Caprica has not been able to build the audience necessary to justify a second season.”

This news comes very soon after Syfy ordering a new pilot for a series based in the same Battlestar Galactica universe that occurs between Caprica and Battlestar Galactica. It will follow a young William Adama, a fresh recruit from the academy assigned to the brand new Battlestar, Galactica. Events will take place during the first Cylon war. The series will be called Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome. Executive Producer David Eick is back without Ron Moore this time around.

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome takes place in the 10th year of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, a sentient robotic race, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, a brash rookie viper pilot enters the fray. Ensign William Adama, barely in his 20’s and a recent Academy graduate, finds himself assigned to the newest battlestar in the Colonial fleet… the Galactica. The talented but hot-headed risk-taker soon finds himself leading a dangerous top secret mission that, if successful, will turn the tide of the decade long war in favor of the desperate fleet.