Eric Goldman has written a good report of what happened at today's Moonlight Panel at the NY Comic Con. Of course, the wonderful fans in attendance asked the question we all have.... Will our show be picked up for a second season? Alex answers that we don't have a renewal order yet, but he sounds positive.
Josef memorably asks Mick, "You sealed the deal yet?" Check out Alex's answer to that question. :>
Major SPOILERS about how Mick becomes a vamp again in Fated to Pretend (episode #1x13)! So, read with caution if you don't wanna know.
NYCC 08: Moonlight - Vampires in New York
The stars talk about the possible future of the CBS series.
by Eric Goldman
April 20, 2008 - The Moonlight panel at New York Comic Con today certainly proved the enthusiasm the show's fans have for the vampire series, as there were frequent cheers and shrieks from those in attendance, who were clearly very excited to see stars Alex O'Loughlin ("Mick St. Jones") and Jason Dohring ("Josef") in person. "That was so awesome! I can't breathe!", one girl breathlessly exclaimed after the panel.
Moonlight returns with new episodes on April 25th, though not many details were given by the cast about the four episodes that will close out Season 1. However, O'Loughlin promised, "We've got some great shows coming up." Asked if Josef's relationship with Sarah will be brought back into the story, Dohring said he wasn't sure if Sarah herself would be seen again, but, "There is a future storyline where it comes up and I build her a memorial."
However, there were some notable new sequences included in a long clip reel that opened the panel (Spoilers follow). Not only was some big action shown, but also an important scene in which a newly human Mick tells Josef he wants to be made a vampire again. Josef says he's sorry, as he bites into Mick's neck, beginning his transformation back into a vampire.
Dohring of course starred on Veronica Mars and said that going from that show to Moonlight was interesting, noting Moonlight had, "A much broader audience, but still has an intense fandom." For his part, O'Loughlin said, "To have no fans and then Moonlight fans is quite a transition."
Moonlight has yet to be renewed for Season 2, though clearly the fans are hopeful it will be. O'Loughlin was asked by a fan what he thought the chances were, and he replied, "I really want to tell you that we've got the pickup, but we don't. What I think is that we have a really good show with a really dedicated cast and crew and the numbers are evident." Addressing how the writers' strike has affected the next TV season, he added, "It's not like we had a pilot season and the networks have a lot of choices this fall. I don't see why the network would pull the show. It wouldn't make logistic sense to me. Then again I don't run a network."
Another fan ended up asking if Mick and Beth (Sophia Myles) would finally, as she put it, "Seal the deal." To a great many joyous female cheers, he answered, "I think that they are going to do that."