Black Sails Producer Is Headed to the Moon in New Project for AMC

Peter Ocko, the showrunner for AMC’s Lodge 49 (pictured above) and producer for Starz’s Black Sails has a new project in the works: according to The Hollywood Reporter, AMC has greenlit a new series about a pilot marooned on a lunar colony.

The series is called Moonhaven, and Ocko will serve as the showrunner for the series. The network opened up a writers room for the project earlier this year, which worked to develop the series ahead of a formal order. Clearly, those efforts have paid off: AMC has ordered the full, six-episode series.

The show is set about a century in the future, and follows a female lunar cargo pilot named Bella Sway, who finds herself stranded on a utopian colony called Moonhaven. The colony’s inhabitants have established a 500-square mile plot in which they’re working to figure out solutions to some of Earth’s biggest problems. While there, Bella finds herself working alongside a detective as they find themselves in a greater conspiracy over the control of the colony’s AI, as unknown parties try and destroy the colony and its efforts.

AMC president for original programming Dan McDermott said in a statement that “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,” and that the team has created 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.”

The series doesn’t have a release date just yet.

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