According to Deadline, Ronald D. Moore has signed on to make a big-time space drama for Apple, finally returning him to the big-time space drama genre he revolutionized with the Battlestar Galactica reboot he created and the Star Trek shows he worked on before that (he runs Outlander now, which is significantly more land-based). Apple gave the show a straight-to-series order, and it will reportedly take place in a world in which the space race never actually ended. Deadline doesn’t have any other details beyond that, but based on a report about Apple’s expectations for its original shows, we can assume that it won’t involve any edgy violence or naked stuff.
This is the third original scripted show Apple has picked up, with the first two being Bryan Fuller and Steven Spielberg’s revival of anthology show Amazing Stories and the morning show drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. Of course, we still don’t know how Apple will distribute these shows, meaning we don’t know how or when or if we’ll ever be able to see this stuff. For all we know, Apple could just be compiling special content that will be streamed exclusively in its private space station.