Syfy Announces Production on 'High Moon' Pilot From Bryan Fuller

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April 10th, 2013


via press release:





NEW YORK – April 10, 2013 – Syfy, the destination for high-concept, boundary-pushing genre entertainment, announced today it will begin production on the pilot of High Moon, an adaptation of John Christopher’s best-selling novel The Lotus Caves. Along with a creative team featuring Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) and Jim Danger Gray (Pushing Daisies, Hannibal), Universal Cable Productions will serve as the studio.


Said Mark Stern, President, Original Content, Syfy, and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions: “In the hands of visionary Bryan Fuller and this outstanding production team, High Moon will be an imaginative, groundbreaking story featuring complex characters in a high-stakes drama. This represents our commitment to quality programming that redefines the genre and we’re excited to begin production.”


High Moon is an imaginative, out-of-this-world series exploring what happens when the countries of Earth establish colonies to mine the Moon's resources and discover a new form of life.  Chaos erupts in a genuinely emotional, humorously thrilling and always unexpected fashion as the people of the Moon race to uncover this life form's powerful secrets. Co-executive producer/writer: Jim Danger Gray (Pushing Daisies). Executive producer/writer: Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies). The pilot is written by Gray from a story by Fuller and Gray. Executive producers: Cary Granat & Steve Granat of Reel FX and Don Murphy & Susan Montford of Angry Films (Real Steel, Transformers). Studio: UCP.


Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces Covert Affairs, Psych, Royal Pains and Suits for USA; Defiance, and Warehouse 13 for Syfy and Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome for distribution on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.


Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (, and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.  NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.  (Syfy. Imagine greater.)


  • Nerdbot

    The new series by Bryan Fuller? I’m totally in!

  • cimmer

    “Syfy, the destination for high-concept, boundary-pushing genre entertainment,…” *snort*

    Although I loved Pushing Daisies but somehow in the past few years, Syfy has somehow acquired the ‘kiss of kitsch’ when it comes to projects. I’ll wait and see.

  • tv#1

    Sounds good to me. I hope Syfy picks it up as an actual series.

  • Jason50

    At least it’s not another reality show.

  • PurpleDrazi

    At least it’s not another reality show

    Or Ghost hunting!

  • chrys

    They really fluff themselves in their press releases, don’t they? LOL

  • groove365

    Syfy doing an actual sci-fi show that’s not about the paranormal?
    It’s pretty late for April Fools.

  • jessica

    I wonder who will be the cross-over character to land on the moon! I suppose sending George to the moon would be too poetic for her. Perhaps a more mature Peter Johnson could go to the moon to escape the torment of his unrequited love for Jaye.

  • thesnowleopard

    Science fiction? On Syfy?! I’m shocked!

    Of course, the blurb makes it sound rather terrible, despite an intriguing scientific concept beneath it all, but you never know. It could be decent.

  • solelle

    I hope it is great but it is syfy we are talking abut here so we may see night vision cameras and ghost hunting at some point. They could rename the show Ghosts of mars….hehe see what I did there….I am such a geek. :)

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