Check out the Hollywood Reporter article which reveals what Ronald D. Moore (co-creator of the excellent sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica) is up to next. With Fringe (new sci-fi series from Alias creator JJ Abrams) and Dollhouse (new sci-fi series from Buffy creator Joss Whedon) already slated for the 2008-2009 TV season, this is looking to be an incredible year for exciting TV projects from some of the minds behind some of my favourite shows. After Galactica, most fans like me probably feel that Moore can do no wrong. The fact that he’s returning to sci-fi television only makes us love him more.
This new project (which will be a tv movie/backdoor pilot) is called Virtuality, and tells the story of the Phaeton, Earth’s first starship. The crew of 12 embark on a 10-year space journey, but along the way, enjoy the escapist adventures of a virtual reality environment (until something goes wrong…). I’m not sure how much of the show will be set in the virtual environment (i.e. not really on board a space ship) and how much of it will be a Trek-style ship story, but either way, I am pretty excited.
No word yet on any of the actors involved, but they are supposed to start filming this summer, so I guess they’d better get casting.