The sci-fi thriller will return for a second season.
July 28, 2022
AMC+ announced today that Moonhaven has been renewed for Season 2. The good news comes a week before the sci-fi thriller wraps its six-episode freshman run. Since its premiere earlier this month, the series has become the streamer's most-watched exclusive original despite ultimately garnering a mixed response from critics and fans.
Taking place a century from now, the show follows lunar cargo pilot and smuggler Bella Sway, who finds herself accused of a crime and marooned on a utopian community known as Moonhaven, which is set on a 500 square mile Garden of Eden built on the Moon. Its purpose is to find solutions to the problems that will soon end civilization on Mother Earth. Skeptical of this paradise, Bella becomes caught up in a conspiracy to gain control of the artificial intelligence responsible for Moonhaven's miracles. She teams up with a local detective to stop the forces that want to destroy Earth's last hope.
Look for Season 2 of Moonhaven in 2023.
Yet they do this and wonder why people get rid of cable and streaming.
Let me tell you what I saw: A planetary plot. A whodunit. A Utopia with a hidden darkness. Science fiction with a believable science. A Dystopia (Earth). A society so different from us it is hard to understand fully. A heroine with her own faults. I may even have missed a few elements. Like: there is humor as well.
So: yes I love it. One of the most original series to come to light. Cannot wait for season 2 to continue this nogginswirl ;-)
It's just bad. Larger budget.. but still bad and more worthy of an Asylum production on the SiFi channel than AMC. It's more in in the realm of Sharknado where the quality of the writing is concerned.
It takes its time to develop the story, and the first 2-3 episodes are very slowly paced, mostly in an effort to explain the world they are building, but once you get over that hump (its admittedly a difficult one for some, maybe many), it gets going pretty well and becomes interesting quickly.
However, the world they have built is not without its plot-holes. The contrast between people on Earth still being aggressive, warring, greedy, selfish, tribalistic people, and the people on Moon being this new-age hippy commune with completely different mannerisms and vocabulary than Earth (which happened in just 100 years)... this may not track for everyone. Also how they use water and wood, which would normally be precious commodities is also weird. Wood is a bad conductor of electricity, so how is almost all tech made of wood? All this didn't track for me either, but I did some active suspension of disbelief because I wanted to see where they were going and what they were gonna do. Its a little meh after all is said and done, but at least its something different than your Star Treks and Orvilles, and so on. The acting and production quality is also great, so one won't get turned off that way.
Bailed on 4 and never looked back.
It's YA entertainment at best... fits with Twilight, Harry, Potter, etc.