AMC has ordered the new sci-fi thriller Moonhaven to series, according to Variety. Showrunner Peter Ocko (Lodge 49) will write and executive produce.
Moonhaven was greenlit after being developed through AMC’s scripts-to-series model, which opens up a writer’s room for a potential series instead of creating a traditional pilot episode, according to Deadline. Lodge 49 and The Son were developed with this model.
Variety reports that the series will be set 100 years in the future and will follow lunar cargo pilot Bella Sway, who lives in a utopian colony on the Moon. After being accused of a crime, she finds herself working with a local detective to save the Earth.
Moonhaven is slated to premiere next year on AMC and it’s streaming platform, AMC+, according to Deadline. It joins several AMC shows given series orders, like Kevin Can F**k Himself, 61st Street and Beacon 23.
“What so intrigued us about Moonhaven is that it is a suspense thriller set a century in the future that, at its heart, could not be more relevant today,” said Dan McDermott, president of original programming for AMC Networks and AMC Studios via Variety. “Peter and his writing team have constructed some unforgettable characters and a story we know will captivate viewers and probe complex and deeply emotional issues that are top of mind today and have the potential to threaten existence on the only planet we have ever called home.”
Ocko has served as the co-executive producer of several series, including Black Sails, Elementary and Extant. He has written for Dead Like Me, Pushing Daisies and The Office.
“I’m incredibly excited to go to the Moon with AMC,” Ocko said in Variety. “They have always been a great partner in supporting shows that are truly different from the rest and I look forward to staying true to that brand.”