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Disney Plus teaming up with Ronald Moore for Magic Kingdom TV universe

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Disney is teaming up once again with For All Mankind creator Ronald D. Moore for a new franchise bringing characters from its theme parks and movies to life.

Moore, 56, best known for creating the iconic Syfy remake of Battlestar Galactica, has come aboard to develop a franchise set within Disney's Magic Kingdom, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The first project in this franchise is The Society of Explorers and Adventurers, which is set in a world where all of the characters and lands showcased in Disney theme parks actually exists in a separate reality. 

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Moore will write The Society of Explorers and Adventurers and executive produce for both Disney Plus and 20th Century Television.

If the first project proves to be a success, Moore will then 'build out the Magic Kingdom universe' and oversee the entire franchise.

The franchise is said to be similar to how Moore built out Battlestar Galactica for Syfy, which included several spin-offs and other projects, and how Marvel is connecting their new TV shows to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Moore is also said to be closely working with Disney's Imagineering team, the group who are responsible with designing the Disney theme parks around the globe.


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The studio is assembling a 'mini writers room' as they continue to search for three 'senior level writers lead the way.

Moore will also be bringing Maril Davis and Ben McGinnis, longtime collaborators from his Tall Ship Productions banner, along to develop the franchise.

Ronald D. Moore standing posing for the camera: Closely: Moore is also said to be closely working with Disney's Imagineering team, the group who are responsible with designing the Disney theme parks around the globe © Provided by Daily Mail Closely: Moore is also said to be closely working with Disney's Imagineering team, the group who are responsible with designing the Disney theme parks around the globe

The news comes just weeks after Moore left his longtime overall deal at Sony Pictures Television for a new deal at Disney-owned 20th Century Fox Television.

While Moore spent a decade at Sony, and fielded several offers from other streaming services and studios, but he decided to go with Disney because of his passion for the studio and the brand.

'I decided to go there mostly because my childhood was built around a lot of things that were Disney. 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,' he said.

a lit up city at night: Overall deal: The news comes just weeks after Moore left his longtime overall deal at Sony Pictures Television for a new deal at Disney-owned 20th Century Fox Television © Provided by Daily Mail Overall deal: The news comes just weeks after Moore left his longtime overall deal at Sony Pictures Television for a new deal at Disney-owned 20th Century Fox Television Ronald D. Moore standing in front of a sign: Offers: While Moore spent a decade at Sony, and fielded several offers from other streaming services and studios, but he decided to go with Disney because of his passion for the studio and the brand © Provided by Daily Mail Offers: While Moore spent a decade at Sony, and fielded several offers from other streaming services and studios, but he decided to go with Disney because of his passion for the studio and the brand

The overall deal is said to be in the eight-figure range, with Moore's first project under the deal being a re-imagining of Swiss Family Robinson.

Moore is working with Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu, though there is no indication when it may be ready to start production.

Moore developed the beloved Outlander series, based on Diana Gabaldon's novels, which airs on Starz, and For All Mankind on Apple TV Plus, which kicked off its second season last week. 

a group of people walking down a street: Big deal: The overall deal is said to be in the eight-figure range, with Moore's first project under the deal being a re-imagining of Swiss Family Robinson © Provided by Daily Mail Big deal: The overall deal is said to be in the eight-figure range, with Moore's first project under the deal being a re-imagining of Swiss Family Robinson Ronald D. Moore posing for the camera: Prolific creator: Moore developed the beloved Outlander series, based on Diana Gabaldon's novels, which airs on Starz, and For All Mankind on Apple TV Plus, which kicked off its second season last week © Provided by Daily Mail Prolific creator: Moore developed the beloved Outlander series, based on Diana Gabaldon's novels, which airs on Starz, and For All Mankind on Apple TV Plus, which kicked off its second season last week Read more
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