Kadeem Hardison and Emma McDonald join the cast of AMC’s utopian drama Moonhaven, which is set 100 years in the future on a “utopian colony on the Moon that may hold the keys to preserving life on Earth, which has become increasingly perilous.”
McDonald is cast as the lead role and Hardison as a series regular opposite previously cast Dominic Monaghan and Ayelet Zurer. Peter Ocko created, produced, and wrote the series which is produced by AMC Studios
The six-episode series follows Bella Sway (McDonald), a lunar cargo pilot and smuggler 100 years in the future who finds herself accused of a crime and marooned on Moonhaven, a utopian community set on a 500 square mile Garden of Eden built on the Moon to find solutions to the problems that will soon end civilization on Mother Earth. A skeptic in Paradise, Bella is sucked into a conspiracy to gain control of the artificial intelligence responsible for Moonhaven’s miracles and teams with a local detective to stop the forces that want to destroy Earth’s last hope before they are destroyed themselves.
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Bella Sway, who is a rogue Han Solo-esque character, is also a veteran of the Tremendous War. When she finds herself drawn into a conspiracy about Moonhaven’s utopia, she learns that she has deeper ties to the place than she first thought.
Hardison plays Arlo, the partner to Monaghan’s detective Paul Serno. Arlo is a third-generation “Mooner” and detective with a curious heart and healing spirit who finds himself an unlikely soldier in the fight to keep Moonhaven alive.
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Monaghan will take on Paul Serno, a detective on the Moon in a utopian community tasked with solving the problems of Earth.
Zurer plays Maite Voss, the political leader of Moonhaven. Chosen and beloved by its citizens, Maite embodies the lunar mission to save humanity from self-destruction. Haunted by a troubled past, she is drawn into a madness that risks the future of Earth.
Ocko serves as showrunner and executive produces with Deb Spera.
“I’m incredibly excited to go to the Moon with AMC,” Ocko said in a statement. “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.”
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Kadeem’s credits include A Different World, K.C. Undercover, Love Is, Black Monday, and more. He most recently led Netflix’s Teenage Bounty Hunters opposite Maddie Phillips and Anjelica Bette Fellini.
Moonhaven is set to debut on AMC and AMC+ next year.