So it turns out the operative word in Bryan Fuller's loose adaptation of The Lotus Caves, the TV pilot-turned-TV movie High Moon, is not the word "moon." It's "high," as in "everyone who worked on this show was clearly high."
Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller also adapted a classic novel of extraterrestrial discovery for television — and tonight, we'll get our one and only chance to see High Moon. But also, two incredibly weird comedians are bringing you a new spin on the Twilight Zone. And that's not all television has in store for you…
Many moons ago, Bryan Fuller (Hannibal and Pushing Daisies) developed a TV adaptation of John Christopher's The Lotus Caves for Syfy. Alas, the pilot never made it to the small screen, until now. Syfy is finally airing their lost Lotus Caves adaptation titled High Moon.
Bryan Fuller has made such awesome (if oft prematurely canceled) shows as Pushing Daisies, Mockingbird Lane, Wonderfalls, Hannibal, and the first season of Heroes. He also loves scifi in general and Star Trek in particular, which is presumably why he's taking his talents to Syfy for his new series High Moon.
Many of Syfy's recent original series have had their feet firmly planted on Earth, but their most recent pilot order has its eyes on the moon. High Moon is an adaptation of John Christopher's young adult novel, The Lotus Caves, about two adventurous boys living on a lunar colony.