Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Ronald D. Moore is back at NBC Universal with a new drama project for NBC that has landed one of the biggest commitments so far this pitch season. The project from Sony TV where the Battlestar Galactica developer inked a two-year overall deal in May, is described as an adult Harry Potter set in a world ruled not by science but by magic. I hear the drama got pilot and series penalties totaling close to $2 million.

Before going to Sony, Moore had three consecutive overall deals at NBC Uni’s Universal Media Studios that were tied to his services on Syfy’s Battlestar Galactica, a reimagening of Glen A. Larson’s classic, which he executive produced and ran with David Eick. The duo is also behind the Battlestar Galactica spinoff Caprica.

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

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