Battlestar Galactica's Ronald D. Moore returns to space with new Apple TV series

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Dec 15, 2017

Apple’s new worldwide video programming division is ramping up as it orders its third scripted series, this one from Battlestar Galactica head Ron D. Moore. Moore brings some series sci-fi chops (he worked on three Star Treks, to name a few) to the newly-formed streaming option.

The straight-to-series order is, as reported by Deadline, “created and written by Moore, along with Fargo co-executive producers Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi,” which bodes well for a mix of fantastic and down-to-earth deadpan dialogue.

The series will explore ”what would have happened if the global space race had never ended,” taking the Russian/U.S. conflict to its logical conclusion - no matter how imaginative. Not much else has been released about the plot, but it certainly sounds like it could be a worthy successor to Moore's politically-charged, genre-busting work on BSG.

This untitled space drama joins Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon’s collaborative drama and the reboot of the Amazing Stories anthology from Steven Spielberg and Bryan Fuller on Apple’s programming slate. This slate is run by Jamie Erlicht & Zack Van Amburg, with whom Moore worked on Outlander and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams while the former pair were at Sony TV.