Apple Signs Deal for Space Drama From Battlestar Galactica Developer Ronald D. Moore

Apple has picked up a third new television show, placing a straight-to-series order for a space drama developed by Ronald D. Moore, known for his work on shows like "Battlestar Galactica," "Caprica," "Helix," and "Outlander," reports Deadline.

The show, which "explores what would have happened if the global space race had never ended," comes from Sony Pictures Television and Moore's Tall Ship Productions. It was created and written by Moore and "Fargo" co-executive producers Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi.


The new space drama is Apple's third series that's in development. Apple in October inked a deal with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and Comcast's NBC Universal to create new episodes of sci-fi series "Amazing Stories." "Amazing Stories," created by Spielberg, originally ran on NBC from 1985 to 1987.

In November, Apple picked up an untitled "morning show drama" that will star Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston as morning talk show hosts, examining the cutthroat world of morning TV.

Apple's original content push is being led by former Sony executives Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, who joined Apple in June of 2017. Van Amburg and Erlicht, who produced shows like "Breaking Bad," "The Crown," and "Better Call Saul," are running Apple's video programming efforts on a worldwide scale under iTunes chief Eddy Cue.

Apple has been steadily building out its video team in recent months as it continues to pick up shows to better compete with companies like Netflix and Amazon.

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34 months ago

Excellent.

Now maybe they can spend even MORE time not fixing their buggy software before wide release.

Seriously, quit while you're ahead with the knockoff carpool karaoke no one already watches.

Do you understand at all how this works? They bought the rights to a show. Not one of the coders responsible for fixing bugs in iOS have a single thing to do with this show being made.
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34 months ago

Starbuck and Starbuck drinking Starbucks in a Starbucks.


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34 months ago

Excellent.

Now maybe they can spend even MORE time not fixing their buggy software before wide release.

Seriously, quit while you're ahead with the knockoff carpool karaoke no one already watches.

Yeah, it was a pretty weird move to fire all the software engineers when they hired people who have a completely unrelated skill set and are doing a completely unrelated thing.

Wait. They didn’t do that.
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34 months ago

Do you understand at all how this works? They bought the rights to a show. Not one of the coders responsible for fixing bugs in iOS have a single thing to do with this show being made.

Eddie Cue: "You, dude writing code. Stop that and come over here. You are now a key grip. You, gal doing QA, you are now a camera operator."

It could happen...
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34 months ago

Ronald D. Moore, known for his work on shows like "Battlestar Galactica

Great show, I re-watch this show about once a year. Every time I do, I am sad when it is over.
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34 months ago
Excellent.

Now maybe they can spend even MORE time not fixing their buggy software before wide release.

Seriously, quit while you're ahead with the knockoff carpool karaoke no one already watches.
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