Ronald D Moore’s Apple Sci-Fi Series Adds Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones

“Outlander” executive producer’s drama explores what would have happened if the global space race had never ended

Joel Kinnaman
HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Actor Joel Kinnaman attends the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Robocop" on February 10, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Welcome to the space race, Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman and Sarah Jones.

The trio of actors have been cast as series regulars in the upcoming untitled scripted drama from Emmy Award-winning “Outlander” executive producer Ronald D. Moore, an individual with knowledge of the casting tells TheWrap.

Kinnaman (“Hanna,” Suicide Squad, “Altered Carbon”) has been cast as Edward Baldwin, one of the top NASA astronauts.

Dorman (“Patriot,” “Wonderland”) and Jones (“Damnation,” “The Path”) will play Gordo and Tracy Stevens, a prominent NASA couple.

The yet-to-be-named scripted space drama from Moore (“Outlander,” “Star Trek,” “Battlestar Galactica”) explores what would have happened if the global space race had never ended.

Moore’s series is one of over 20 originals the tech company has ordered since beginning its content harvest last year, including three from Reese Witherspoon, Steven Spielberg’s “Amazing Stories,” the drama “See” from Steven Knight and Francis Lawrence, the docuseries “Home” from Matt Tyrnauer and Matthew Weaver, and a comedy from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” duo Charlie Day and Rob McElhenney.

The series hails from Sony Pictures Television and Moore’s Tall Ship Productions and is created, written and executive produced by Moore, along with Matt Wolpert (“Fargo”) and Ben Nedivi (“Fargo”), and executive produced by Maril Davis (“Battlestar Galactica: The Plan”).