Syfy’s upfront presentation to advertisers in New York on Tuesday did include some promising news for sci-fi fans.
Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies) will not embark on a Star Trek next, but he will make it to the moon with a little help from the SyFy Channel.
His new Series High Moon will show us a future world where the countries of Earth have established colonies to mine the moon’s resources. The discovery of a new life form puts a new spin on the game as various factions race to uncover its powerful secrets.
With this premise High Moon departs from the Lotus Caves, the story by John Christopher (Tripods), the series is ostensibly based on. Christopher’s young adult novel told the story of two boys running into an adventure with an alien lifeform on the moon, but Fuller seems to have a far wider scope.
A TV pilot was already ordered by Syfy as far back back as 2010 when the project was still called Lotus Caves. It will only move forward now it seems.
Hard to tell though when we will finally get to see Fullers’ Moon though since Syfy has already green-lighted Defiance and Robert Hewitt Wolfe’s space opera Defender, also featured present at the upfronts too. So it’s probably an either-or situation considering the budget that the setting of both new series will require, not to mention the amount of money that will be necessary to keep Defiance going.
However, if Defiance fails, one of the two other shows could make it sooner to the screen than you might think.