Pilot season seems to be shifting in to high gear. The fourth and final season of Battlestar Galactica only began two weeks ago, and already creator Ron D. Moore has made plans for his next project.
"Virtuality" is a series about bored NASA astronauts on Earth's first intergalactic spaceship, and how they use "virtual reality modules" to keep themselves occupied. Of course, as there always is with these things, there is a "bug" in the system that I can only imagine causes shenanigans.
The pilot is being produced by Universal (of NBC / Sci Fi Channel Universal), but was passed on by NBC. So of course FOX picked it up, because FOX likes nothing more than producing lots and lots of science fiction type shows and then canceling them after three episodes.
Production begins in July and is being overseen by Moore, BSG writer-producer Michael Taylor, and the team of Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun, who originally conceived the idea. Hollywood Reporter is saying that Martin Campbell is "in talks to direct," and I'm wondering if they really mean the same Martin Campbell that directed Casino Royale. There's gotta be more than one Martin Campbell at the DGA, right?
[They can pair it with Dollhouse and Fox can cancel them both in one fell swoop -- Laura]