I just found out that the vampire drama Moonlight is now running on the SCI FI Channel on Friday nights at 9PM ET/PT (8PM C) right before Battlestar Galactica.
The series ran on CBS before it was prematurely canceled and, as I discovered at last year’s New York Comic-Con, had — and continues to have — a rabid fanbase. While I don’t know anything about whether the series will continue, I did see that SCI FI will run all 16 previously aired episodes.
Jason Dohring, who played Logan on Veronica Mars, stars as Josef Kostan, a 400-year-old vampire who is the friend and mentor to fellow vamp and private eye Mick St. John (Alex O’Loughlin).
The complete series was released this week on DVD and I had been thinking of picking it up, since the preview I saw at NYCC made me really want to check out the show. So now I’ll get to check it out on the SCI FI Channel and if I love it, I’ll get the DVD.
And I know, every since the Twilight, people are shying away from vampire tales, but Moonlight is an adult series, more mystery show than supernatural, from what I can tell. Seems like a serious drama and so far, no eye rolling.
Here’s the description of the series from Amazon:
Any private eye knows a lot about other people’s secrets. L.A. private eye Mick St. John (Alex O’Loughlin) has a secret of his own. He’s a vampire, dwelling in a covert netherworld complicated by friendship with an undead finance honcho (Jason Dohring), memories of the alluring ex- wife (Shannyn Sossamon) who turned him into a vampire, and a relationship with a human (Sophia Myles) he feels drawn to protect – and maybe to love. But no matter how tempting, Mick knows a vampire-human romance is eternally dangerous.
By the way, my apologies to the people on the East Coast for getting this up late, I only just found out that the show was airing tonight. I’ll check and see if the pilot is re-airing and when.