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Syfy is recruiting some pretty big guns for its development schedule.
Deadline reports that Bryan Fuller’s adaptation of The Lotus Caves will get a pilot after two years of planning. Written by John Christopher, the 1969 novel follows a pair of boys living on a moon colony who accidentally discover new alien lifeforms. Fuller, who already has NBC’s Hannibal and Mockingbird Lane on his plate, will produce along with Robert Halmi Sr. and Jim Danger Gray, who’s also writing the pilot.
Meanwhile, according to The Hollywood Reporter, another series will feature an equally impressive line-up of creative talent, including Sixth Sense and Unbreakable writer/director M. Night Shyamalan and veteran TV writer and producer Marti Noxon (Buffy, Mad Men).
The pilot for the series, called Proof, will be written by Shyamalan and Noxon, with the former possibly directing. The show revolves around the son of a tech genius asking the world for proof of “life after death” in exchange for a huge reward.