Apple orders space drama from Battlestar Galactica creator

Outlander creator Ronald D. Moore is set to get intergalactic for Apple. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the burgeoning streaming service has given a straight-to-series order to the one-hour drama, which Moore will create, write, and executive produce.

The show is set in an alternate timeline where the space race never ended. Although plot details are being kept under wraps and no cast members have been announced yet, Apple has already had a history of landing big stars and behind-the-scenes talent. The show marks their third series order, after a Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon-starring drama set in the competitive world of morning shows and a reboot of Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories from American Gods' Bryan Fuller.

Moore got his start as a writer on Star Trek: The Next Generation and later worked for Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager. He later helmed 2004's Battlestar Galactica remake and penned the script for Mission: Impossible 2. Currently, he is the showrunner on Starz's critically acclaimed time travel series Outlander. He also co-wrote and executive produced Amazon's upcoming Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams.

Moore co-created the apple series with Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, both previously of FX's Fargo and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime StoryOutlander's Maril Davis is also set to produce the series through her Tall Ship Productions; Sony Pictures Television is also on board as a producer. There is no word yet on when the show will premiere or how it will be distributed.