A few years back, “Hannibal” and “Dead Like Me” show runner Bryan Fuller crafted a pilot for Syfy based on John Christopher’s 1969 sci-fi novel “The Lotus Caves”.
Fuller’s adaptation never got picked up to series, but now Syfy is slated to show the 90-minute series premiere which has been repurposed as a TV movie that will air later this month. To tease the telemovie, the network has just posted the first five minutes of the pilot-turned-telemovie online at TV Line.
Jonathan Tucker, Jake Sandvig, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Charity Wakefield star in the series which is set on the Earth’s moon which is now home to numerous mining colonies. Chaos erupts when a new life form is revealed.
Jim Danger Gray (“Hannibal,” “Torchwood”) wrote the script and Adam Kane (“Pushing Daisies”) directed the work. Funnily enough this marks the second failed pilot of Fuller’s to be turned into a telemovie event, the other was NBC’s “Mockingbird Lane”. That reinvention of “The Munsters” which ultimately went to air as a Halloween special in 2012.