TheFutonCritic.com reports that Fox will air the two-hour pilot for the proposed sci-fi series Virtuality on July 4, a Saturday, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
The pilot, co-created by Michael Taylor and Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), centers on the crew of the Phaeton, Earth's first starship. To endure the 10-year journey, the astronauts use virtual-reality modules that allow them to explore self-created scenarios. But a virus infects the system and puts all of their lives on the line, the site reported.
The pilot's ensemble cast includes Clea DuVall, Erik Jensen, Gene Farber, James D'Arcy, Jimmi Simpson, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Joy Bryant, Kerry Bishe, Nelson Lee, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Omar Metwally, Richie Coster and Sienna Guillory. Peter Berg directed the Universal Media Studios-based pilot and executive-produced alongside Taylor, Moore, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Sarah Aubrey.
It's not clear if the show is being picked up as a series; the pilot was ordered revamped during production. Fox announces its fall lineup on May 18.