Apple is going to space ... on television.

The company has given a straight-to-series order for a space drama created by Ronald D. Moore, the writer behind the reimagined "Battlestar Galactica" and the time-traveling romance "Outlander."

The untitled series will explore what would have happened if the global space race had never ended. Also on board are executive producers Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi ("Fargo") and Maril Davis ("Outlander").

This is the third original scripted series ordered by Apple, which has been gearing up for its own streaming offerings to compete with Netflix and Amazon. This project joins a morning news show drama produced by and starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, as well as a reimagining of the anthology "Amazing Stories" from Steven Spielberg and Bryan Fuller.

Moore got his start writing for various "Star Trek" series. In addition to "Outlander" on Starz, he also co-created and wrote the upcoming "Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams" for Amazon.