Syfy Unveils Additional Casting for Upcoming Drama Pilot High Moon
Syfy has announced additional casting for "High Moon," inking Peter Macon, Dana Davis, and Jonathan Tucker for recurring roles in the 90-minute pilot. Charity Wakefield has also signed on for a guest starring role.
Co-produced by Universal Cable Productions and Lark Productions, the pilot is set to commence shooting August 26th in Vancouver, BC. The project is based on the novel The Lotus Caves by John Christopher.
From the Press Release:
"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.
Peter Macon (narrator of HBO’s "Animated Tales of the World") will portray General Gale Lynn Winehart, a hard-as-nails American Army General able to kick the crap out of just about anybody. Possessing years of battle experience, he is not only savvy but cautious as he knows things are not always what they seem. He is intent on getting to the bottom of the explosion on the moon.
Dana Davis ("Heroes," "Franklin & Bash") will portray the cute, rugged, direct, and charming Yama Winehart, daughter of General Winehart. She is also the first -- and last -- kid ever born on the moon. Pre-natal problems with artificial gravity mean she can never leave the moon, giving her a special connection with it and making her the moon’s first environmentalist.
Jonathan Tucker (pictured above; The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Ruins) will portray Stanslav “Stan” Stavin, a handsome and outgoing miner for the Russians. But there is more than meets the eye when it comes to this man.
In her guest starring role in the pilot, Charity Wakefield ("Mockingbird Lane," The Raven) portrays the smart and savvy Eve St. John-Smythe. Eve is British and has a rakish confidence that comes from being unfathomably rich. She is CEO of the world’s most profitable corporation and is responsible for opening up the moon by providing oxygen to the various countries there. This vision speaks to her fair-mindedness, but controlling who breathes and for what price is also a spigot the cunning businesswoman is happy to adjust to get what she wants. Her political posturing comes from her idealism, and ultimately what she wants is to make good on her family mission to make the moon accessible to everyone on earth.
Leading the cast will be Chris Diamantopoulos ("The Office") and Jake Sandvig (Easy A). Diamantopoulos plays Ian, a chief investigator for the American federal government who is dispatched to the moon to figure out the causes of an explosion. Sandvig plays his brother, Marty, a felon being investigated for engaging in possible espionage and sabotage when the giant blast goes off near an area where he was working on the moon.
"High Moon" is executive produced by Bryan Fuller ("Hannibal") and Adam Kane ("Being Human"), Cary Granat and Steve Granat for Reel FX, Don Murphy and Susan Montford for Angry Films, and Louise Clark and Andrew Williamson for Lark Productions. Adam Kane will also direct the pilot written by co-executive producer Jim Danger Gray ("Pushing Daisies") from the story adaptation written by Fuller and Gray.
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