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Jonathan Tucker added to Syfy pilot High Moon, Charity Wakefield to guest star

by on Aug.22, 2013, under Television

One more has been added to the roster for the Syfy pilot High Moon, in the form of Jonathan Tucker (Parenthood) in a recurring role.

Jonathan Tucker will portray Stanslav “Stan” Stavin, a handsome and outgoing miner for the Russians. But there is more than meets the eye when it comes to this man.

Originally from Boston, MA, Tucker is known for his roles in films The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Hostage, In the Valley of Elah and The Ruins, as well as the NBC series The Black Donnellys. He also portrayed emerging artist Patrick Angus in the 2009 film An Englishman in New York opposite John Hurt.

Charity Wakefield (Mockingbird Lane) also signs on to the pilot for a guest starring role, portraying the smart and savvy Eve St. John-Smythe. Eve is British and has a rakish confidence that comes from being unfathomably rich. She is CEO of the world’s most profitable corporation and is responsible for opening up the moon by providing oxygen to the various countries there. This vision speaks to her fair-mindedness, but controlling who breathes and for what price is also a spigot the cunning businesswoman is happy to adjust to get what she wants. Her political posturing comes from her idealism, and ultimately what she wants is to make good on her family mission to make the moon accessible to everyone on earth.

Born in Sussex, England, Wakefield starred in the BBC1 productions of Rapunzel and Casualty 1907. She has extensive theater credits on the British stage including Constance in The Three Musketeers at the Bristol Old Vic, Elaine in The Graduate at the New Vic, and Susan in Baby with the Bathwater at the Old Red Lion Theatre. In 2008 she toured in a revival of W. Somerset Maugham’s The Circle at the Chichester Festival Theatre.


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Two more signed for Syfy pilot High Moon

by on Aug.20, 2013, under Television

Actress Dana Davis (Franklin & Bash, Heroes) and actor Peter Macon (Ashes) have signed on as regulars for the Syfy pilot High Moon.

Davis will play Yama Winehart, a Moon environmentalist who was the first – and only – child born on the Moon. Due to pre-natal problems due to the artificial gravity, she can never leave the Moon.

Macon will play General Gale Lynn Winehart, Yama’s father and a hard-nosed Army general.


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Chris Diamantopoulos and Jake Sandvig sign for Syfy’s pilot High Moon

by on Aug.13, 2013, under Television

Syfy has inked actors Chris Diamantopoulos and Jake Sandvig for starring roles in High Moon, a 90-minute pilot, co-produced by Universal Cable Productions and Lark Productions set to commence shooting August 26 in Vancouver BC. The project is based on the novel “The Lotus Caves” by John Christopher.

High Moon is an imaginative, out-of-this-world adventure series exploring what happens when Earth establishes 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 colonists of the Moon race to uncover this life form’s powerful secrets.

High Moon is executive produced by Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Adam Kane (Being Human), Cary Granat and Steve Granat for Reel FX, Don Murphy and Susan Montford for Angry Films, and Louise Clark and Andrew Williamson for Lark Productions. Adam Kane will also direct the pilot written by Co-executive Producer Jim Danger Gray (Pushing Daisies) from the story adaptation written by Bryan Fuller and Gray.
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Syfy takes High Moon to pilot

by on Apr.11, 2013, under Television

Syfy announced last night that 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.


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Syfy pilots series from Bryan Fuller, M. Night Shyamalan

by on Aug.02, 2012, under Television

Syfy has ordered two pilots, one from a genre writer/producer known for his quirky shows, and another from a well known mystery/thriller writer/producer/director marking his first foray into scripted television.

Bryan Fuller, who started off as writer and later co-produced Star Trek: Voyager and then created Dead Like Me,Wonderfalls and Pushing Daisies and worked on Heroes, will team up with Robert Halmi Sr., to executive produce High Moon, and adaption of the 1969 John Christopher young adult novel The Lotus Caves, which is about two rebellious boys from a moon colony who crash into an underground cave to discover an alien life form.

In the other project, M. Night Shyamalan will join with Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Mad Men) for Proof, about the “son of a billionaire tech genius who offers a large reward for anyone who can find proof of life after death following the tragic accident and sudden passing of his parents.” Shyamalan is best know for his thriller films, such as The Sixth Sense and The Village.

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