After just one season of Moonhaven, AMC+ has decided not to move forward with the sci-fi series starring Kadeem Hardison and Joe Manganiello, despite prior renewal.
According to Decider, the network pulled the plug on the show just four months after it was renewed for a second season. The cancellation also comes a few days after AMC announced budget cuts in light of CEO Christina Spade stepping down.
Moonhaven's cancellation comes as a surprise given its strong performance
In addition to the praise season one received for its strong performance, AMC previously said that Moonhaven was its number one most-watched AMC+ exclusive series and most-watched new series in the streamer’s history behind Dark Winds.
It was also rumored that the network considered a “two-season pickup before going with a six-episode second season order in late July.”
The series starred Kadeem Hardison, Joe Manganiello, Emma McDonald and more.
According to an official synopsis:
Moonhaven centers on 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.