‘Magical’ drama from Ronald D. Moore

By David Knox on September 3, 2010 / Filed Under News 6

Battlestar Galactica writer Ronald D. Moore is developing a new drama project for NBC.

The series is described as ‘an adult Harry Potter set in a world ruled not by science but by magic.’

Moore is said to have signed a two-year overall deal with Sony TV.

He alreay has Caprica in production with co-creator David Eick.

Sony has made drama development a priority, signing deals with Moore, Smallville creators Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, who are behind the studio’s Charlie’s Angels reboot, and director Michael Dinner, who will now focus more on writing-producing.

Source: Deadline

6 Comments »

  1. Mac September 3, 2010 at 4:18 pm -

    Oh man. So excited. This guy is my new hero. And he looks like a cuddly Tex Perkins.

  2. Mangadude September 3, 2010 at 3:56 pm -

    A couple of years back Sci-Fi aired a 13 episode series called the Dresden Files. It’s about a private detective/wizard called Harry Dresden.

  3. Secret Squïrrel September 3, 2010 at 11:54 am -

    I’ve pretty much liked everything Ronald has been involved with, especially the new BSG and Carnivale. If you wanted to make a series where the world is ruled by magic, Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books are ripe for the picking.

  4. GuanoLad September 3, 2010 at 9:51 am -

    If it means taking a break from all these endless vampire and spy shows, I’m all for it.

    Actually, I’m surprised a wizardy show hasn’t been tried earlier, right in the thick of the Harry Potter mania. It seems like a no-brainer.

  5. AJ September 3, 2010 at 8:47 am -

    While I did not enjoy the second half of the final season of BSG (particularly the “finale”), I’ll happily watch anything that Ron Moore is involved with.

    I think one of the other news items about this show indicated it would be some kind of “cop procedural drama” (maybe about an agency which monitors the use of magic or something) which from memory is the kind of job that Harry Potter ended up having once he left school (after defeating you know who).

  6. merlin September 3, 2010 at 7:11 am -

    Very good news we need more sci fi and fantasy series. I think this will be good because Battlestar Galactica was great, can’t wait to see Caprica on 7mate.

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