Bryan Fuller, the man who brought us the fantastic TV series Pushing Daisies and Dead Like Me, is going to adapt the 1969 John Christopher sci-fi novel The Lotus Caves for the small screen on the SyFy Channel. The story follows a group of colonists in the year 2068 that live inside The Bubble, a large dome that composes their entire world. They rebel against the rigidity of their lunar colony by exploring beyond its proscribed boundaries and discovering a series of caves ruled by a super-intelligent, alien species.
With Fuller involved with bring this story to life, this should end up being a great TV series.
Here is the official press release:
New York, New York - August 12, 2010 - Syfy today announced it has commissioned a scripted pilot from Bryan Fuller, creator of Dead Like Me and Pushing Daisies.
The show will be based upon the popular book The Lotus Caves by John Christopher, about colonists who rebel against the rigidity of their lunar colony by exploring beyond its proscribed boundaries and discovering a series of caves ruled by a super-intelligent, alien species.
Jim Grey (In Plain Sight, Pushing Daisies) will co-write the script with Fuller.
Syfy recently announced a rich development slate of seven scripted projects featuring television icons Lee Majors and Kevin Sorbo; the Sanctuary creative team of Damian Kindler, Martin Wood and Amanda Tapping; a swashbuckling space opera and alien version of The Office from Universal Cable Productions, and a single camera 1/2 hour about fighting Zombies and a dramedy fighting supernatural villains.
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