Kevin Murphy overseeing 'Caprica'

Tapped showrunner on Syfy's 'Battlestar Galactica' prequel

Kevin Murphy has taken the reins of "Caprica," Syfy's upcoming "Battlestar Galactica" prequel.

Murphy originally joined "Caprica" in October as a co-executive producer to work on the second half of the show's first-season order.

He now is an executive producer alongside Ron Moore, David Eick and Jane Espenson and serves as the day-to-day showrunner on the show.

In addition to his duties on "Caprica," WME-repped Murphy is writing a drama for the CW based on the book "Cheer: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders."