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NBC Nabs 'Battlestar Galactica' Producer Ronald Moore's Magic-Themed Drama

by Chris Jordan, posted Sep 1st 2010 7:00PM
So far, show helmer Ronald Moore has mined the deep expanse of space for inspiration in his career. Now he's turning to the to the art of magic.

Moore, perhaps best know for the reboot of 'Battlestar Galactica,' has signed on to produce a drama described as an "adult Harry Potter" for NBC. The new series has been green lit for a pilot and series penalties close to $2 million, according to a report in Deadline Hollywood. The project was developed at Sony TV, where Moore signed a two-year deal in May.

Moore first made his name in the industry on multiple 'Star Trek' series, including 'The Next Generation,' 'Deep Space Nine' and 'Voyager.' His darker-toned re-imagining of 'Battlestar' was a critical and popular hit that ran from 2005 to 2009 on Syfy. A prequel, 'Caprica,' is currently airing on the channel.

The writer and producer, along with fellow 'Battlestar' producer Michael Taylor, developed the space themed-drama 'Virtuality' last year. However, the project never made it beyond the pilot stage thanks to very earth-bound ratings for its airing on Fox in June of last year.

Sony TV is the place to go for drama as of late, notes Deadline Hollywood. In addition to having Moore under its tent, the studio also has Miles Millar and Alfred Gough of 'Smallville' fame working on a 'Charlie's Angels' reboot and Michael Dinner, perhaps best known his work on 'The Wonder Years' and 'Chicago Hope.'

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