Does Anybody Else Want To Kill TV Execs & Cry?
Moonlight is an upcoming American supernatural television drama created by Ron Koslow and Trevor Munson, who also serve as executive producers alongside Joel Silver, Gerard Bocaccio, Rod Holcomb and David Greenwalt. The show is a horror series that follows a private investigator, Mick St. John (Alex O’Loughlin), whose bride, Coraline , turned him into a vampire on the couple’s wedding night 60 years prior; he struggles in the present day with his love for a mortal woman, Beth Turner (Sophia Myles), and his dealings with other vampires in the city.
Produced by Warner Bros. Television and Silver Pictures, the series is currently scheduled to air on friday nights at 9:00/8:00c on CBS, following Ghost Whisperer. It will also air on CTV in Canada.
Originally titled “Twilight”, Trevor Munson and the creator of Beauty and the Beast, Ron Koslow, wrote the script for the pilot which was initially commissioned as a presentation lasting from 14 to 20 minutes by Warner Bros. Television in January 2007. Joel Silver and Gerard Bocaccio also came on board to executive produce the project under the former’s production banner, Silver Pictures, in the same month. Rod Holcomb directed the presentation. The project was renamed “Moonlight” when CBS gave it an early pick-up and a thirteen-episode order on May 14, 2007 prior to the 2007 Upfronts. David Greenwalt, co-creator of Angel, joined the staff in June 2007 as showrunner and it was announced that a full-length pilot would be shot as the show changed creatively.
The cast has undergone a major upheaval as all of the original actors save for the male lead role of Mick St. John were re-cast in June 2007. Shannon Lucio, Rade Sherbedgia and Amber Valletta were originally cast in the roles of Beth Turner, Josef Konstantin and Coraline respectively before Sophia Myles, Jason Dohring and Shannyn Sossamon replaced them as a proper pilot for television audiences was re-shot and creative control of the show changed hands. In the original presentation, Shannon Lucio (“The O.C.”) played the vampire’s mortal love, a television reporter. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the character, Beth Turner, has become an ambitious online reporter, proving that CBS’ discovery of the Internet wasn’t limited to the resurrection of “Jericho.” The 27-year-old Myles is probably best known from “Underword” and its sequel, as well as the features “Tristan + Isolde” and “Art School Confidential.” On the small screen, she’s been seen on episodes of “Doctor Who” and “Extras,” as well as in the recent telefilm adaptation of “Dracula.”
Okay, so let me just say that this is possibly the dumbest decision ever made on TV. They had a highly rated TV show called Angel faced with impending cancellation because the WB network was bought out and the new owners wanted a different target audience (they eventually became the CW after merging forces with UPN). Now CTV is airing a show that is essentially a massive ripoff of ANGEL that they’ve spent all this time creating and writing and recasting, and realized that it sucked so bad that they had to buy ANGEL co-creator David Greenwalt to fix it!!!! WHY?! WHY ARE YOU ALL SO STUPID?! MY GOD!!!