Ronald D. Moore is setting sail from the 18th century highlands and the high seas to a new science fiction drama series for Apple. Deadline is reporting that as part of its initial push into original content, Apple has ordered a straight-to-series order from Moore, who was the executive producer and creator of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series that ran on Syfy from 2004 until 2009.
The as-yet untitled series will be produced in partnership between Sony Pictures Television and Moore's own Tall Ship Productions. Tall Ship is currently producing Outlander for Starz and the Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams anthology series.
Written by Moore, and co-produced alongside longtime collaborator Maril Davis as well as Fargo alums Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi the series is described as:
What would have happened if the global space race had never ended?
Apple has been looking to expand its role as a content producer and this will mark the third original scripted series added to its upcoming slate. The other two include a reimagined version of the classic Amazing Stories from Steven Spielberg and American Gods' Bryan Fuller, and an unnamed drama series produced by and starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.