Saturday, May 10, 2008

Sci Fi Wire interviews Jason Dohring ~ Moonlight to end with cliffhanger

According to Sci Fi Wire's new interview with Jason Dohring, Moonlight's season will end with a cliffhanger after all. Hmmmm......

Contains spoilers for Moonlight's season finale ~ Sonata (episode #1x16)

Moonlight's Dohring Looks Ahead
by Cindy White

Jason Dohring, who plays the 400-year-old vampire Josef in CBS' vampire drama Moonlight, told SCI FI Wire that the first-season finale will end with a cliffhanger. (Spoilers ahead!)

"You'll see a lot more of the vampire mythology coming up, but in the final show, you'll see us all kind of meet," Dohring said in an interview. "We have, like, a vampire conference. It's really cool. And we each kind of have our place."

Dohring explained that the vampire community will be forced to come together when it finds itself at risk of being exposed.

"We all get together to solve one problem, which is the threat to secrecy, basically a threat to survival, and that gets sort of complicated," Dohring said. "I think all the vampires are sort of involved, because it's something that's going on with all of them. You'll have to watch to see what's going on with that, but it basically poses quite a little problem for all of us. "

The cast and crew are still awaiting word from CBS as to whether the show will be renewed for a second season. Stars Alex O'Loughlin and Sophia Myles have already expressed their optimism about the possibility of a pickup. Dohring agreed with that sentiment.

"We have some momentum going," the former Veronica Mars star said. "I really feel it. Like, particularly in the last couple weeks since we've been doing all this promotion for the show. I feel like it's really swinging in our favor. I think that some promising things could happen. We're creating good shows, and I think if we can just get people to see them, then they'll hang around."

Dohring has additional incentive to hope for a renewal, having heard some of the ideas the writers are working on for the second season.

"[Producer Joel Silver] took us out to dinner, and we kind of pumped the writers for stories and what's going on," Dohring said. "There's going to be some cool stuff. There's going to be some historical events that went down that were shaped by vampires. You know what I mean? I'm looking forward to that. Like, big, huge things that you learn in your first year of school that were vampire-influenced."

And will his character be a part of those events?

"Hell, yeah," Dohring said. "I've been alive a long time."

Moonlight airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Photo ~ Josef Kostan (Jason Dohring) & Mick St John (Alex O'Loughlin) in Moonlight's What's Left Behind episode (#1x15). Click on the image above for a larger version of the picture.

1 comment:

Deborah said...

I am surprised to read that ep. 16 will end with a cliffhanger. In one of the interviews, Alex said that "the 4 new episodes are going to be stand alone because they still don't know if the show will be picked up." So, who spoke the truth, Alex or Jason?

I am hoping Jason spoke the truth. I am going to take it as another sign for season 2. Yea!!

I just hope the cliffhanger will not be a Mick/Beth breakup. I already cried for Beth after viewing that new promo where Beth said "I don't think I can do this anymore" to Mick.

Right now, I'd like to smack Mick on the head to make some sense out of him to hold onto Beth.

May 16 cannot come sooner!! Thanks for this uplifting interview, Kandye.