Filming’s set to take place later this month on the 90-minute High Moon pilot and Syfy’s just announced a bit of casting news. Chris Diamantopoulos and Jake Sandvig are signed up for starring roles in the sci-fi adventure series based on the book The Lotus Caves by John Christopher. Bryan Fuller (Hannibal), Adam Kane (Being Human), Cary Granat, Steve Granat, Don Murphy, Susan Montford, Louise Clark and Andrew Williamson are on board as executive producers. In addition, Kane will direct the pilot from a script by Jim Danger Gray (Pushing Daisies).
Diamantopoulos’ credits include The Starter Wife, Up All Night, The Office, 24 and Arrested Development. Sandvig’s resume includes roles in The Story Of Us, Once And Again, The Closer, and Veronica Mars.
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.
Diamantopoulos will portray 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. Ian is an outwardly calm, strong and silent type but always with a dizzying agenda in his head that combines to make him a closeted neurotic. The only person with a key to that closet door is his younger brother, Marty, whose unique ability to get under his skin has led to a complex and antagonistic relationship.
Jake Sandvig portrays Marty, whose felony conviction requires that he serve prison time as a moon laborer. Nonetheless passionate about his job on the moon, Marty 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.
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