'Battlestar Galactica' Special Set for 2009

Along with the final episodes of " Battlestar Galactica," fans can also look forward to a special two-hour event next year.

Sci Fi Channel will air the special event directed by star Edward James Olmos and written by the series' co-executive producer Jane Espenson in 2009, following the highly anticipated conclusion of the series.

So far, the cast includes Michael Trucco, Aaron Douglas and Dean Stockwell reprising their roles as Sam T. Anders, Chief Galen Tyrol and Cavil, with more to be announced in the coming weeks.

The special is set before the events of the miniseries and revolves around the aftermath of the Cylons' destructive forces. Two Cylon agents struggle with plots on the human ships that escaped and with the resistance fighters left behind.

The special will begin shooting in Vancouver at the end of the summer and will also be released on DVD shortly after airing.

The final 10 episodes of "Battlestar Galactica" will begin airing in 2009.