Moonlight is an American paranormal romance television drama series created by Ron Koslow and Trevor Munson which follows private investigator Mick St. John whose bride turned him into a vampire on the couple's wedding night 55 years prior; he struggles in the present day with his love for a mortal woman and with other vampires in Los Angeles.
The series originally aired in the USA on CBS from 28 September, 2007 to 16 May, 2008. The series was cancelled by CBS on 13 May, 2008. There are 16 hour-long episodes in the series.
Moonlight premiered in South Africa on DStv's M-Net Action channel on Friday 22 August 2008, at 20h00.
Mick St. John is a captivating, charming and immortal private investigator from Los Angeles, who defies the traditional blood-sucking norms of his vampire tendencies by using his wit and powerful supernatural abilities to help the living.
In a life-altering twist of fate, Mick was "bitten" 60 years ago by his new bride, the seductive Coraline. Forever 30 years of age, Mick's as handsome and charismatic as the day he was "turned," and he eschews others of his kind who view humans only as a source of nourishment.
With only a handful of like-minded confidantes for company, including the eternally young, wealthy and mischievous Josef, a hedge fund trader who relishes his uniqueness, Mick fills his infinite days protecting the living.
One night years ago, a single act of kindness changed Mick when he saved a young girl's life, making him want to be a better vampire. Now their paths cross again and Mick develops a distinctive bond with Beth Turner, who has grown into a beautiful, ambitious Internet investigative reporter.
Reconnecting with her unleashes feelings Mick knows he can't pursue without exposing that part of him that would make him a monster in Beth's eyes.
As Mick lives between two realities, fighting his adversaries among the undead and falling in love, he discovers the mysteries and pleasures that a valuable life has to offer.