'Battlestar Galactica' producer Ronald D. Moore working on a magic-themed police procedural for NBC
Image Credit: Anthony G. Moore/PR PhotosRonald D. Moore’s geek cred runs deep. He co-wrote the final episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. He worked on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He spat in the face of Star Trek: Voyager. Most important for humanity, he partnered with David Eick on the rebooted Battlestar Galactica, about which all you really have to know is that it made the word “Frak” sound cool. For BSG, Moore recorded an essential series of episode commentaries that are about as good as podcasts get — digressive, friendly, and irreverent. (On the commentaries, Moore always makes a point of noting what brand of scotch he’s sipping and what cigarettes he’s smoking while recording.) He may be podcasting again soon: Today, Deadline reported NBC just purchased an expensive-sounding Moore-produced project, set in a fantasy world that the post describes as “an adult Harry Potter.”
NBC wouldn’t comment at this early stage, but sources say the project is a police procedural set in a world of magic. Which, if nothing else, sounds better than Quirky Medical Investigation Procedural #644. Are you intrigued by the prospect of a fantasy-fied cop show, PopWatchers? Could this be a future Cops Rock Winner of the Week? Does this mean that even the show’s producers don’t have time for Caprica anymore?