PUSHING DAISIES Creator Bryan Fuller Will Explore THE LOTUS CAVES for Syfy

     August 11, 2010


Bryan Fuller has spent the better part of the last decade creating some of television’s finest entries into the fantasy genre: Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies — just a fantastic track record.  It looks like the next stage of Fuller’s career will return him to the harder science fiction he dabbled in during early stints on  Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.

EW reports that Fuller will adapt the John Christopher novel The Lotus Caves for Syfy.  Set on a moon colony in 2068, the narrative revolves around two boys who discover a series of caves ruled by “a super intelligent plant-like being.”  The nature of the format is unspecified,  though Syfy often likes to develop miniseries as backdoor pilots with the option to turn it into a weekly series if successful (think Battlestar: Galactica).  Walden Media announced a feature adaptation in 2007, though there have been no updates since then, so it seems unlikely to cause any problems for Fuller’s take on the material.