David Greenwalt of "Angel" fame, is an executive producer on CBS's new vampire detective drama "Moonlight." Is it any wonder, critics asked him, to compare and contrast the two vampire dramas?
Greenwalt was not originally attached to the new CBS project. "My agent said in May, 'You've got to read this "Moonlight" - it's fantastic,'" Greenwalt told them.
"And I read a couple of pages and discovered it was a vampire detective and I said, 'Not only am I not going to read this, I'm going to sue them - this is my show!'"
But, Greenwalt said, his agent kept on him and eventually he did read the script and "I did fall in love with it."
Once in love, he began to notice how very different "Moonlight" actually is from "Angel," Greenwalt said.
"It's vampire 2007. It's a new ballgame," he assured critics.
"It's certainly a genre show. But -- just some tiny examples -- there are no other demons, there's not other monsters... it's not that supernatural of a world. It's a sleek, modern world -- Los Angeles. And, literally, the vampire makeup is different, the mythology is different, and it's a world where they really live among us. And there's not that many of them."
See? - totally different.
Editor's note: The Summer TV Press tour has ended, but Lisa will share some of her favorite moments in the blog this week.
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