James D’Arcy is the Lead in Virtuality


James D’Arcy will play the lead in “Virtuality,” Fox’s two-hour pilot from “Battlestar Galactica” mastermind Ronald D. Moore, UMS and BermanBraun.

The sci-fi show, to be directed by Peter Berg, is set aboard the Phaeton, Earth’s first starship, on a 10-year journey to explore a distant solar system. To help the crew endure the long trip, NASA equips the ship with advanced virtual reality modules, allowing them to assume adventurous identities and go anyplace they want.

Brit D’Arcy (“Churchill at War”) will play the ship’s psych officer, who produces the virtual reality shows.