Syfy is getting into business with three prolific auteurs: M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense), Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies).
The cable network has given a put-pilot commitment to Proof, a drama co-written and exec produced by Shyamalan and Noxon and directed by Shyamalan, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The project — which marks Shyamalan’s first stab at scripted television — follows the son of a billionaire tech genius who, after the unexpected passing of his parents, offers up a big financial reward to anyone who can find proof of life after death.
Additionally, Syfy has given a 90-minute pilot order to High Moon from Fuller, our sister site Deadline reports.
An adaptation of John Christopher’s 1969 young adult sci-fi novel The Lotus Caves, the potential series centers around a future in which the countries of Earth have established colonies to mine the moon’s resources. However, chaos erupts after a new life form is discovered.
Jim Danger Gray (Pushing Daisies) will write the project and serve as an executive producer alongside Fuller — who’s also working on Mockingbird Lane and Hannibal for NBC — and Robert Halmi Sr. (Neverland).Follow @VladaGelman