1st detailed casting news for Bryan Fuller's moon-set Syfy series

Want to know the first tantalizing details about Bryan Fuller’s new moon-set sci-fi series High Moon?

When he’s not creeping us out with the critical hit series Hannibal, Fuller (Pushing Daisies) has been piecing together a new Syfy project dubbed High Moon. Now he’s signed a few actors, and we finally know some details about a few characters.

Picking up in a future where many countries have occupied the moon to mine its resources, things somehow go haywire when a new form of life is discovered. The series is loosely based on John Christopher's novel The Lotus Caves.

Chris Diamantopoulos (The Office) and Jake Sandvig (Easy A) are set to star in the 90-minute pilot that Fuller is working on to launch the series. The two will star as a federal investigator and a convict working out hard time, respectively.

Here are the full character descriptions, via The Hollywood Reporter:

Diamantopoulos will play Ian, a chief investigator for the American federal government who has been dispatched to the moon to figure out the cause of an explosion. He's stunned by what he discovers. The character is outwardly the strong and silent type but has a dizzying agenda that helps make him a closeted neurotic. The only person who can access that side of him is his brother, Marty (Sandvig), whose ability to get under his skin has led to a complex and antagonistic relationship.

Sandvig's Marty is a convict sentenced to serve time as a laborer on the moon. Passionate about his job, Marty is investigated for espionage and sabotage when a giant blast goes off near an area where he was working. The character finds something he knows is a game-changer and will go to the end of the moon to prove he's telling the truth about its existence.

After seeing these character breakdowns, the series is starting to make a lot more sense. The pitch is hard to get across in a few sentences, and these new details show there will be a boatload of storylines winding around that basic concept.

Do you think this series could work, or is the concept a little too far-out?

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)

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