‘High Moon’ : First Look at the 90-Minute Pilot
What happens when a show gets cancelled before it even ars, or if it gets passed over? Most of the time, it usually stays dead, and no further production is ever done for it. Sometimes, if a show is passed over, it gets picked up at a later date. rHoweve, Bryan Fuller is an exception, as his “High Moon” series, which was passed over, was turned into a television movie. Read on to learn more about this story.
According to TV Line, Bryan Fuller’s “High Moon”, which was passed on by SyFy, has been turned into a television movie, that will air on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. This 90-minute long television movie is a repackaged version of the pilot episode. It will star Jonathan Tucker, Jake Sandvig, Charity Wakefield, and Chris Diamantopoulos.
The upcoming SyFy series is based on a science fiction novel entitled “The Lotus Caves.” It was written by author John Christopher, who is best known, according to Amazon, for his “Tripods Trilogy”. The novel tells the story of two boys who live on a moon colony. Being rebellious, they go beyond the city and discover an intelligent plant like being living in several caves.
The“High Moon” series is set in a futuristic timeline where several colonies of humans have landed on the moon to mine its resources. However, their lives change forever when chaos reigns after an unknown specie is discovered living underneath the surface of the moon.
The show was written and executive produced by Bryan Fuller. His credits include writing and producing television episodes and series such as “Hannibal” (2014), “Heroes” (2006 to 2009), “Pushing Daisies” (2007 to 2009), “Wonderfalls” (2004), “Star Trek: Voyager” (1997 to 2001) and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” (1997).
TV Line also reported that a four-minute first look of the pilot of “High Moon” was released. First, viewers are treated to a bird’s eye view of the surface of the moon. Two men are shown walking towards a fallen satellite. From their conversation, it is now out of the ordinary for a satellite to just fall down from the sky.
As one of them continued to investigate the fallen satellite further, he found that a wire has been cut, deducing that it had fallen due to sabotage. However, as he looked down, he saw a strange looking and long root. He followed this until he came across a strange looking, but beautiful flower growing on the surface of the moon. After he plucked it to investigate it further, the moon’s surface shook, and a rift opened, swallowing the fallen satellite and the two men.
And that’s all for the first look of the first four minutes of Bryan Fuller’s “High Moon”. For more news, updates and recaps on your favorite television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).
Catch the pilot of “High Moon” on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm on SyFy.
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