Chris Diamantopoulos (24) and Jake Sandvig (Easy A) have been cast in leading roles in Syfy’s 90 minute pilot High Moon, which is an adaptation of John Christopher’s best-selling novel The Lotus Caves. Production on High Moon is set to commence on August 26th in Vancouver.
Diamantopoulos has been cast as Ian, a chief investigator for the American federal government who has been dispatched to the moon to figure out the causes of an explosion, and becomes stunned by what he discovers; while Sandvig has been cast as Marty, Ian’s brother who is investigated for engaging in possible espionage and sabotage when a giant blast goes off near an area where he was working. Marty has found something that he knows is a game-changer and will go to the ends of the moon to prove he is telling the truth about its existence.
Based on The Lotus Caves, High Moon was developed by Jim Danger Gray and Bryan Fuller and explores 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. Universal Cable Productions and Lark Productions are producing with Cary Granat, Steve Granat, Don Murphy and Susan Montford serving as executive producers. Adam Kane is attached to direct.