'High Moon': Bryan Fuller's Syfy pilot adds 'Heroes' and 'Black Donnellys' alums

dana-davis-jonathan-tucker-high-moon-syfy-gi.jpg Bryan Fuller's highly anticipated Syfy project, "High Moon," continues to flesh out the cast for its 90-minute pilot, adding Dana Davis ("Heroes," "Franklin & Bash"), Jonathan Tucker ("The Black Donnellys") and Peter Macon ("Supernatural") in recurring roles, the network announced on Thursday (Aug. 22)

"High Moon," based on John Christopher's novel "The Lotus Caves," is described as "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." Fuller and Adam Kane ("Being Human") will executive producer the pilot, which will be written by co-executive producer Jim Danger Gray ("Pushing Daisies").

Macon will play General Gale Lynn Winehart, "a hard-as-nails American Army General able to kick the crap out of just about anybody ... intent on getting to the bottom of the explosion on the moon," while David will play Yama, his daughter, the first and only kid ever born on the moon. Pre-natal problems with artificial gravity ensure she can never leave the moon, giving way to a special connection with it and turning her into the moon's first environmentalist.

Tucker will portray Stanslav "Stan" Stavin, a handsome and outgoing miner for the Russians, though there is more than meets the eye. Charity Wakefield ("Mockingbird Lane") has also signed on for a guest starring role in the pilot, playing Eve St. John-Smythe, the British CEO responsible for opening up the moon by providing oxygen to the countries there.

They all join previously-announced leads Chris Diamantopoulos ("The Office") and Jake Sandvig ("Easy A"). Diamantopoulos plays Ian, a chief investigator for the American federal government sent to the moon to figure out the causes of an explosion. Sandvig is 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 set to go into production on Monday in Vancouver BC.

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