Syfy Sends Bryan Fuller to Space for ‘High Moon’
Boy, that Bryan Fuller is going to have a lot on his plate in the coming year. Not only is the former 'Pushing Daisies' and 'Wonderfalls' show-runner about to tackle The Munsters with upcoming reboot 'Mockingbird Lane,' but Fuller will re-energize himself with some fava beans and a nice chianti, taking 'Hannibal' to series in mid-season. Now we're learning Syfy wants a piece of Fuller, and is over the moon about 'High Moon.'
In addition to partnering with oft-debated film director M. Night Shyamalan for its upcoming series 'Proof,' Deadline reports that Syfy is headed to the moon with 'Pushing Daisies' creator and show--runner Bryan Fuller. Fuller will oversee the development of 'High Moon,' an adaptation of 1969 John Christopher novel 'The Lotus Caves,' in which the future countries of Earth have established colonies to mine the Moon's resources. When a new life form is discovered, chaos erupts as various factions race to uncover and exploit its powerful secrets.
Executive producing for the series are Matthew O'Connor, Lisa Richardson and Tom Rowe, with Robert Halmi Sr., Fuller and Jim Danger Gray also serving as executive producers. The pilot is written by Gray from a story by Fuller and Gray.
Says Syfy president Mark Stern of the project, "Bryan and Jim have brought John Christopher's book to life in an incredibly vivid and imaginative way. This is a fresh and compelling vision of an exotic new world driven by character, intrigue and greed."
What say you? Do you think Fuller has bitten off more than he can chew, or could 'High Noon' be the next great Syfy series? Give us your take in the comments below!