Katee Sackhoff broke out in the role of troubled pilot badass Kara “Starbuck” Thrace on Battlestar Galactica, and since then has made a career as a journeywoman character actress on Bionic Woman, 24, and in the bigscreen Riddick. Now, as originally reported by Deadline, Sackhoff has developed a new TV series, Rain, which is apparently an “evolutionary parable” set in a future Earth suffering through the long-term effects of global warming, fossil fuel consumption, and presumably several decades of bad New York winters and neverending California droughts. Sackhoff’s character, Rain, is a soldier of some sort, so presumably the show will explore heavy philosophical issues via occasional bursts of gunplay and hand-to-hand fighting—just like Battlestar Galactica!
No word on when Rain will hit the air. Sackhoff currently has a day job acting on Longmire, the crime series which jumped from A&E to Netflix for its upcoming fourth season.
UPDATE: The original version of this article erroneously reported that Rain was going to Syfy. The project is being produced by Reunion Pictures, which is behind Syfy’s Continuum, but Rain does not currently have a network home.