Jonathan Tucker has been cast in Bryan Fuller’s 90-minute Syfy pilot High Moon, which explores what happens when the countries of Earth establish colonies to mine the moon’s resources and discover a new form of life. Charity Wakefield has signed on for a guest-starring role in the pilot, written by Jim Danger Gray based on John Christopher’s novel The Lotus Caves. Tucker, repped by Booh Schut Co, UTA, and attorney Steve Warren, will play Stanislav “Stan” Stavin, a handsome and outgoing miner for the Russians who may be hiding something. He also recurs on Parenthood. Wakefield will play the smart and savvy Eve St. John-Smythe, CEO of the world’s most profitable corporation that is responsible for opening up the moon by providing oxygen to the various countries there. Tucker and Wakefield join previously cast Jake Sandvig, Chris Diamantopoulos, Dana Davis and Peter Macon.
EXCLUSIVE: 24 alumna Sarah Clarke has been cast as the female lead in AMC’s drama pilot Line Of Sight. The project, from creator Blake Masters, director Jonathan Demme, Fox TV Studios and AMC Studios, tells the story of Lewis Bernt, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator who survives a mysterious plane crash, bringing him on an emotionally disorienting quest to discover the accident’s cause. Clarke will play Lewis’ wife Dot, an emotionally complicated woman trying to save her marriage and the life with her husband. Clarke, repped by Gersh and Michael Levine Management, is recurring on the new CW series Tomorrow People and just finished indie The Signal opposite Laurence Fishburne.
Jake Sandvig (Easy A) and Chris Diamantopoulos are set as the leads of Bryan Fuller’s Syfy pilot High Moon. It explores what happens when the countries of Earth establish colonies to mine the moon’s resources and discover a new form of life. Sandvig, repped by Innovative and Main Title, plays Marty Thurgood, an American astronaut investigated for engaging in possible espionage and sabotage when a giant blast goes off near an area where he was working. Diamantopoulos, repped by WME and Untitled, will play Marty’s older brother, a chief investigator for the American federal government who he has been dispatched to the moon to figure out who caused the moon explosion. Jim Danger Gray penned the script, with Fuller exec producing and Adam Kane directing for UCP.
Tim Griffin (Prime Suspect) and Charlie Tahan have landed regular roles on the Fox event series Wayward Pines, from M. Night Shyamalan. Based on a best-selling novel, Wayward Pines is an intense thriller about Secret Service agent Ethan Burke (Dillon), who arrives in the bucolic town of Wayward Pines, ID, on a mission to find two missing federal agents. But instead of answers, Ethan’s investigation only turns up more questions.