As if Ron Moore and Michael Taylor didn’t have enough on their plates with the final season of Battlestar Galactica revving up, they’ve signed on with Fox to produce Virtuality, a 2 hour TV movie that could act as a back door pilot to a new series. According to Variety:
“Universal Media Studios is behind the sci-fi drama, which follows 12 astronauts who are sent on a 10-year journey to find a distant solar system. The explorers pass the time by hooking up to advanced virtual reality modules to explore self-created worlds. But they discover someone has downloaded a computer bug into the system — and one of them may be the saboteur.”
The show also would have an online component. Part of the setup has a reality show funding the journey, and websiodes would provide additional content via that fictional series.
Virtuality is set to shoot in the summer for a potential network release in February 2009.