One of the biggest names in science fiction entertainment today is without doubt Ronald D. Moore.
Along with David Eick, Moore created one of the greatest TV shows of all time in the brilliant reinvention of Battlestar Galactica. Aside from that series radiating from his resume, Moore got his start in the realms of Star Trek, writing and producing on The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, and working on the screenplays for movies Generations and First Contact. But now Moore is ready to jump into a new type of show: fantasy.
It’s being reported that Moore has a new project lining up at NBC Universal that’s a fantasy drama being compared to an adult Harry Potter. Instead of all of the elements of a science fiction, this time around we’ll be seeing a lot of magic in the show, which is through Sony TV.
It’s unclear why, but the pilot and series brought about $2 million in penalties, making it a major commitment which will also likely tote a major budget if and when it comes around.
There isn’t a timeline set for when we might see this new fantasy show from Moore, but best case scenario it’s likely still a year or two off. Moore’s latest endeavor, the Battlestar Galactica spinoff, Caprica, offered a strong first season, but borderline numbers has a second season still waiting for judgment. Hopefully that comes along as well, but a Harry Potter fantasy from Ronald D. Moore sounds pretty excellent and it will be exciting for loyal Moore fans to see what it becomes down the road.