Magic Kingdom TV Universe in Development at Disney Plus | IGN

Disney is teaming up with Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore to develop a Magic Kingdom TV universe.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Moore has been enlisted to build out the Magic Kingdom TV universe, starting with The Society of Explorers and Adventurers, which Moore will write and executive produce for Disney+ and 20th Television. The series will reportedly take place in a world where “all the themed lands and characters of the Disney parks and classic films actually exist in another reality.”

Moore is said to be working in close collaboration with the Disney Imagineering Team, the group that is responsible for creating and designing thousands of rides, attractions, and resorts at Disney theme parks. They will work together to push the first project out of the turnstiles and onto Disney+, which could end up playing host to the potential franchise if the first show proves to be a success.

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It is understood that Moore would attempt to expand the universe in a way that is similar to the world that he managed to build in Syfy’s beloved reimagining of Battlestar Galactica and its multiple offshoots. Moore has plenty of experience when it comes to world-building, as he also played an integral role on numerous Star Trek shows, including The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager.

Moore’s most recent projects include Starz’s TV adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander book series, as well as Apple TV+’s For All Mankind, produced by Sony TV, where he was previously under a deal. IGN credited For All Mankind as the best show from the Apple TV+ launch slate, calling it the “most confident, fully-realized, and best-executed effort” on the streaming service.

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Moore recently signed a multiyear production deal with Disney’s 20th Television, which will see him spearheading multiple projects across the Disney portfolio. His first project is set to be the Swiss Family Robinson series for Disney+, which he’s working on alongside Jon M. Chu as part of Disney’s continued expansion of new original series and movies on its streaming service.

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Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.
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