SyFy Making A Lunar Western Called High Moon
Bryan Fuller is adding a new project to his already impressive list of TV accomplishments. The SyFy Channel is reteaming with Fuller and Reunion Pictures as the network orders the TV project High Moon to pilot.
THR says Fuller will produce High Moon with executive producer Robert Halmi Sr. for the SyFy Channel, while Pushing Daises writer Jim Danger Gray will pen the script for the 90-minute pilot. High Moon will start production in Vancouver this fall.
Adapted from John Christopher’s novel The Lotus Caves, High Moon is set in a future where the countries of Earth establish colonies on the Moon to mine for its resources. The colonies erupt in chaos when a group of teenagers discover alien life on the Moon. The government must try to control its citizens after this event. The premise sounds somewhat like a lunar western; even the title High Moon is a play on High Noon.
Bryan Fuller has gained a modest fan base with the success of his TV shows like Pushing Daisies, Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me. He is currently adapting a TV series prequel to Thomas Harris’ best-selling novel Red Dragon for the upcoming TV series Hannibal for NBC. He had also reinvented the campy 1960s comedy The Munsters into the new stylish and sexy TV series Mockingbird Lane.
The SyFy Channel picked up High Moon after picking up M. Night Shyalaman’s TV series Proof as new additions to the network and will replace newly canceled TV shows Sanctuary and Eureka.