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Apple orders TV series from Battlestar Galactica creator

Apple orders TV series from Battlestar Galactica creator

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Apple has ordered a space drama from Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore, Deadline reports. Moore will write the currently untitled series, while Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi (Fargo) will serve as executive producers.

Moore’s show is predicated on the idea that the space race of the Cold War never ended, according to Deadline. It’s the third original scripted show to get a series order from Apple. Last month, Apple ordered the Steven Spielberg anthology series Amazing Stories, and a drama about a network morning show starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.

Moore’s return to space drama is an exciting prospect for fans. He’s known not only for rebooting Battlestar Galactica, but also for his work on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He’s since worked on other genre shows, such as Syfy’s Helix, and Starz’s Outlander.

This summer, Apple announced it would invest $1 billion in original scripted content in 2018, hoping to compete with premium networks like HBO and streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. In October, Netflix said it planned to spend a massive $8 billion next year to increase its original content output, while this year Hulu said it spent around $2.5 billion. Unlike its competitors, Apple up until now has mostly experimented with unscripted shows, like Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps.

Apple hasn’t announced a release date for any of its scripted series yet.