Apple is making a new space TV series with screenwriter known for 'Battlestar Galactica' and 'Star Trek'

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  • Apple is making a new space series from the “Star Trek” writer and “Battlestar Galactica” developer Ronald D. Moore.
  • It will be Apple’s third original series under its new heads of TV programming.

Apple has ordered a new space-themed drama series from Ronald D. Moore, a writer and showrunner famous for his work on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” as well his mid-2000s revival of the “Battlestar Galactica” series, Apple confirmed to Business Insider.

As Deadline first reported, the untitled series “explores what would have happened if the global space race had never ended.” It will be written by Moore, along with Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, the co-executive producers of the FX series “Fargo.”

The hour-long series will be produced by Sony Pictures Television and Moore’s Tall Ship Productions, and executive produced by Maril Davis (“Outlander.”)

Apple is steadily making a push into the world of original TV programming, led by former Sony TV presidents Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, whom the company hired in June.

Moore’s series is now the third original series to be commissioned by Apple following Erlicht and Van Amburg’s hiring. The others are an upcoming Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon-led morning show drama, and a revival of the anthology series “Amazing Stories,” which will be produced by Steven Spielberg and Bryan Fuller.

Moore is also the executive producer of the upcoming Amazon original series “Electric Dreams,” a sci-fi anthology series based on the works of the author Philip K. Dick.

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