http://electrodomesticosam.com/?q=citi-loan-calculator This Day One trailer makes an interesting case. Looks mighty watchable.
Only thing that worries me a bit is the mysticism hinted at. Mysticism is never a good thing for hard science fiction. Just look at BSG. Day One will air this winter.
Edit November 2009: It will not be made to a series, there have been talk of a TV film.