Sneak Look at Vampire Detective Show "Moonlight" at SDCC 2007
Friday afternoon at ComicCon, Joel Silver presented a look at Moonlight, a new vampire detective show that premieres on CBS this fall. (Fridays, 9 pm.)
The show focuses on Mick (Alex O'Loughlin, The Shield), a vampire who was turned by his wife Coraline (Shannyn Sossamon) on their wedding night sixty years ago and still hasn't forgiven her. He now works as a private investigator and refuses to drink from living people. Internet reporter Beth (Sophia Myles, Doctor Who) meets Mick at a crime scene (unaware that she had met him previously as a small child) and he becomes her protector.
Other characters include Josef (Jason Dohring, Veronica Mars), a 400-year-old vampire and billionaire playboy who is Mick's best friend and sometimes mentor. Josef has no qualms about killing people and continually tries to draw Mick to the darker side of vampire life. Brian J. White (Stomp the Yard, The Shield) plays Lieutenant Carl Davis, Beth's contact on the police force and a romantic interest to compete with Mick.
Despite recent upheavals in the production staff (showrunner David Greenwalt left the show abruptly on Thursday due to health reasons), the show has a lot of promise. They've assembled an extremely talented cast and if they can find a strong showrunner, this could be a quality addition to the current slate of genre shows.
Classic-Horror had the opportunity to speak to several of the actors before the panel. Look for a feature article coming soon.