Ronald D. Moore has sold his two hour pilot Virtuality to Fox. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will be produced by Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun. It was Braun that came up with the idea and gave it to Moore to write.
The premise of the series will revolve around ten astronauts that set out on a ten-year journey of a nearby solar system. To help pass the time on the ship, NASA has created an advanced virtual reality pod that will allow the astronauts to assume different identities and go on many different adventures. Things go swimmingly until a bug is found in the system.
Universal Media Studios president Katherine Pope stated, "It's very much about what's fantasy and what's reality; what we do to escape our lives and what actually institutes our lives; are these things very different."
The pilot will begin filming this July.