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Published on December 18th, 2017 | by Brad Gibson


Apple adds Ron Moore space drama to future streaming TV lineup

Apple has signed screenwriter and television producer Ronald D. Moore to create an as-of-yet untitled space drama, adding a third TV show in two months to its stable of future streaming content.

Moore (shown in the photo above) is best known for the critically acclaimed re-imagine of “Battlestar Galactica” in 2004, for which he won a Peabody Award in 2006. Moore was previously a producer on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.”

The show will be produced by Sony and Moore’s production company, Tall Ship Productions.

In October, Apple signed a deal with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and Comcast’s NBC Universal to create new episodes of the sci-fi series “Amazing Stories.” The series, created by Spielberg, originally ran on NBC in the mid-1980s for two seasons.

In November, Apple has struck a deal developing a new drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston as morning talk show hosts in the “cutthroat world” of morning TV.

Industry watchers speculate it will be at least a year before any of the recently announced Apple-backed shows will be released. Apple has yet to disclose how it plans to distribute its content, but various sources tell it would make little sense not to offer exclusive Apple-produced content through its Apple TV set-top box.

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