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Greenwalt Sinks Teeth into "Moonlight"

As if the similarities between CBS' new fall drama Moonlight (formerly known as Twilight), about a vampiric private detective, and the much-mourned Angel weren't blatant enough, just wait until you see who's been tapped to run the series...

Yep, you guessed it: none other than David Greenwalt, the co-creator (along with Joss Whedon) of Angel. Greenwalt has been brought in as executive producer/showrunner on Moonlight as the horror/mystery skein undergoes a major overhaul (including some recasting) before launching on Fridays at 9 pm this fall.

As already reported, the female lead, a nosy reporter with a mysterious link to Mick St. John (Alex O'Loughlin)'s past, played by Shannon Lucio in the original pilot presentation, will be recast. (I also noted that Amber Valletta, who played Mick's sire, will most likely also be recast.)

Having seen the original pilot presentation of Moonlight, I can say that Greenwalt has definitely got his work cut out for him. O'Loughlin is no David Boreanaz and Mick lacks the appeal or mystery of Angel; additionally, there was a major cheese factor evident that was jarringly different than the depth and scope (as well as taut mythology) of both Buffy and Angel.


Anonymous said…
I love Greenwalt (I'm a big Jake 2.0 fan) but UGH couldn't be more bored by Moonlight. I think it's great CBS tried to do something different this season but come on. An Angel rip off is hardly original.
Welcome back! I hope you had a nice break.
Anonymous said…
Yeah, having seen the Moonlight presentation too, I do think that Greenwalt has definitely got his work cut out for him. That thing was unwatchable, boring, and cheesy. I hope they recast Valetta and reevaluate the whole thing as it definitely doesn't work at all right now.

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