|Created by||Peter Ocko|
|Directed by||Peter Ocko|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Original release||July 7 –|
August 4, 2022
Moonhaven is a dystopian sci-fi series produced by AMC+ that premiered on July 7, 2022. The series depicts a quasi-utopian community set on a part of the Moon, intended to develop the technical and cultural means to save a ravaged Earth. The first episode begins with a murder, and the first season develops around a pivotal event for this project on the Moon, called the Bridge, when the first generations of Mooners, as the people from this community are called, will go back to Earth to teach the Earthers a way to overcome their ecological and economic crisis.
The series is directed by Peter Ocko, and the cast includes Dominic Monaghan, Emma McDonald, Kadeem Hardison, Amara Karan, and Joe Manganiello.
On July 28, 2022, it was reported that the series has been renewed for a second season by AMC+. A few months later, the series was canceled as AMC+ decided to not move forward with the second season.
The series is set three generations after settlers left a dying Earth to build a 500-square-mile colony on the moon. Rather than eyeing the lunar surface as a potential Earth replacement, the community of Moonhaven was sent with a powerful artificial intelligence system designed to find solutions for Earth’s problems. As the pilot begins, a younger generation of moon settlers is on the verge of returning to Earth with what they’ve learned, a last-gasp humanitarian mission.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date |
|1||"The Pilot"||Bridget Savage Cole & Danielle Krudy||Peter Ocko||July 7, 2022|
|2||"The Detective"||Bridget Savage Cole & Danielle Krudy||Sarah Nolen||July 7, 2022|
|3||"The Envoy"||Laura Belsey||Brad Caleb Kane||July 14, 2022|
|4||"Mada"||Laura Belsey||Al Letson||July 21, 2022|
|5||"Dreadfeel"||David Caffrey||Jim Gavin||July 28, 2022|
|6||"The Seeker"||David Caffrey||Aalia Brown||August 4, 2022|
In March 2021 AMC Studios opened a writers' room for Peter Ocko's Moonhaven, for the production of material as part of its scripts-to-series model. Dep Spera signed on as executive producer. On May 11, 2021, the series received a greenlight order from AMC.
On July 28, 2022, it was reported that the series had been renewed for a second season by AMC+. On December 3, 2022, it was announced that the second season renewal had been reversed and AMC+ had decided to cancel the series.
In July 2021 Dominic Monaghan signed on to star in the series as lead opposite Joe Manganiello, with Emma McDonald announced as to headline the series. Ayelet Zurer was also announced in a key role. Kadeem Hardison was announced as a series regular with Yazzmin Newell also joining the cast as a series regular in September 2021.
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an 65% approval rating with an average rating of 5.7/10, based on 17 critic reviews. The website's critics consensus reads, "Moonhaven's depiction of a utopia is often more goofy than harmonious, although fans of idiosyncratic sci-fi will likely enjoy this trip to the moon." Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 74 out of 100 based on 10 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".