Recently Brannon Braga, the man with the most Star Trek writing credits, inked a big TV development deal with Fox and soon signed on as showrunner for Steven Spielberg’s time-travel dinosaur series. Now comes news that the man with the 2nd most writing credits, Ron Moore, has also got a new TV deal, this time with Sony, which will hopefully result in even more new sci-fi TV. Details below.
Ron Moore to Sony TV – more good sci-fi on the way?
This morning Deadline Hollywood reported that Ron Moore has inked a two-year deal to create and executive produce series projects for cable and broadcast with Sony Pictures TV. Until recently Moore had an overall deal with NBC Universal, where he co-created two Syfy series Battlestar Galactica and Caprica, as well as Virtuality (which aired as pilot on Fox, but was not picked up). Between his time with Trek and the Galactica universe, Moore was executive producer on WB’s Roswell and HBO’s Carnivalle. DH sees the hiring of Moore (along with Smallville creators Miles Millar and Alfred Gough) as a sign Sony is "making a push into genre series."
There has recently been buzz about a possible new Battlestar series for Syfy, but it isn’t clear how Moore’s new deal with Sony would impact that potential project. Moore has also recently stated he would "seriously consider" developing a new Star Trek series if a chance arose, but again that would have to be with CBS so his deal with Sony likely preclude any new Trek from Moore in the near future (not that there is any indication that CBS is currently interested in developing a new Trek series).