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‘Lost’ alum Dominic Monaghan unites AMC science fiction thriller series ‘Moonhaven’

Dominic Monaghan, most popular for depicting Merry the hobbit in “The Lord of the Rings” and Charlie Pace on the ABC supernatural drama “Lost,” has signed on to star in AMC’s science fiction thriller series “Moonhaven,” written and executive produced by AMC dramedy “Lodge 49’s” showrunner Peter Ocko.

Per the logline, “Moonhaven” is centered around an idealistic colony on the Moon that may hold the keys to safeguarding life on Earth, which has gotten progressively risky. The series follows Bella Sway, a lunar cargo pilot and smuggler 100 years later who ends up blamed for a crime and marooned on Moonhaven—set on a 500-square-mile Garden of Eden based on the Moon to discover answers for the issues 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 expectation before they are destroyed themselves.

Monaghan will show up as lunar detective Paul Sarno, who is tasked with solving Earth’s issues. Alongside his “LOTR” and “Lost” credits, Monaghan played Chris Bradley in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” Beaumont Kin in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” and hosted “Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan” for BBC America and Channel 5 from 2012 to 2016.

Ocko will likewise serve as the series showrunner. Deb Spera will executive produce also. AMC Studios will produce the series, with Ocko right now under an overall deal there. “Lodge 49,” which was canceled after just two seasons, holds a 93% critics reception score on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, as well as a 88% audience approval score.

“Moonhaven” is relied upon to debut sometime next year.

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