Virtuality, the upcoming pilot from Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D Moore, will air on 4 July 2009 according to The Futon Critic.
Virtuality has been long-mooted in science fiction circles, but after the pilot was redrawn, the suspicion has been among critics that it wouldn’t see the light of day, particularly after it seemed to be conspicuously absent from new show release schedules. The show still hasn’t been given a greenlight to go to series yet, with this release assumedly acting as a barometer to judge the public’s opinion of it.
The plot follows the crew of a ship named Phaeton, with the majority of the series driven by a holographic facility on board for the hands to relax on a long, otherwise maddeningly dull journey. As with all things however, it begins to go horribly wrong, creating a nightmare scenario for everyone.
The series stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Clea DuVall, Richie Coster and Sienna Guillory, with the pilot directed by Peter Berg. The two-hour pilot will air on Fox in the United States at 8pm ET/PT. There is no word yet of a UK air date.