After "The Wire," Ron Moore and David Eick's "Battlestar Galactica" series for SyFy (called Sci-Fi Channel at the time) is one of the best examples of compelling dramatic television in years. The way they took this far out sci-fi setting of the last surviving humans in the known universe on the run from their robot destroyers and turned it into a heavily character-driven drama with strangely relevant themes was simply masterful.
Now, Moore will bring his A-game to NBC. The network purchased a pitch -- for a reported $2 million -- for a series which is described as "an adult 'Harry Potter' set in a world ruled not by science but by magic," Deadline reports. After "Battlestar," I'm will to give the benefit of the doubt to anything Moore touches. And this magic pitch sounds like a cool idea; it could go either way of course, but given the talents involved I'd guess things will go well.
Then again, look at what happened with Fox and "Virtuality."