‘Outlander’ Creator Ronald D. Moore Has a Huge New Disney TV Universe in the Works

Ronald D. Moore attends the Starz Premiere event for "Outlander" Season 5.Ronald D. Moore attends the Starz Premiere event for "Outlander" Season 5.
Ronald D. Moore attends the Starz Premiere event for “Outlander” Season 5. | Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for STARZ

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Outlander creator Ronald D. Moore has had a long career in television that goes far beyond Starz’s adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s books. In addition to creating Apple’s space race drama, For All Mankind, he wrote for the Star Trek follow-up shows, The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. He was also the creator of the 2004 reboot of Battlestar Galactica.

While Moore was already keeping busy outside of his involvement with Outlander, he recently signed a massive new Disney deal that could be his most ambitious work yet.

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Ronald D. Moore attends the Starz Premiere event for “Outlander” Season 5. | Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for STARZ

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Moore remains an executive producer on Outlander and For All Mankind as he makes moves on big new projects, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As many Outlander fans might be aware if they watched the making-of features on recent episodes, Matthew B. Roberts and Maril Davis have assumed greater control over the series.

Moore recently signed a big overall deal with Disney’s 20th Television, formerly 20th Century Fox Television, and was reported to be working on a Swiss Family Robinson series for Disney+. Now, THR is also reporting that Moore will be developing a shared universe of Disney+ shows based on its Magic Kingdom theme park rides and attractions, which are near and dear to his heart.

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“I decided to go there mostly because my childhood was built around a lot of things that were Disney,” Moore previously told THR about his move to 20th Television. “I am a huge fan and aficionado of the Disneyland park in Anaheim to the point where I would go there by myself periodically and ride the rides.”

The first of these post-Outlander Magic Kingdom projects is said to be The Society of Explorers and Adventurers. Sources close to the initiative say that further projects could be inspired by classics like Big Thunder Mountain, the Matterhorn, and Jungle Cruise. That last one has notably been adapted into a big-budget adventure film with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, which is set for release this summer.

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This new Disney deal will also bring Moore close to the orbit of

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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