James D'Arcy is set to be the lead in Virtuality, Fox's two-hour pilot from Battlestar Galactica mastermind Ronald D. Moore, UMS and BermanBraun.
The Hollywood Reporter said the sci-fi project will be directed by Peter Berg, and is set aboard the Phaeton, Earth's first starship, on a 10-year journey to explore a distant solar system. To help the crew endure the long trip, NASA equips the ship with advanced virtual reality modules, allowing them to assume adventurous identities and go anyplace they want.
D'Arcy (Churchill at War) will play the ship's psych officer, who produces the virtual reality shows. Last year, the CAA-repped D'Arcy starred on another Fox sci-fi pilot, Them, which was co-created by Moore's Battlestar Galactica cohort, David Eick.