In one of the oddest pieces of recasting you're ever likely to see, Jason Dohring is joining CBS' "Moonlight."
Dohring is the latest piece of recasting on the vampire private investigator drama, which has undergone some reimagining since "Angel" veteran David Greenwalt came on as showrunner.
Alex O'Loughlin still remains on board as the show's central blood-sucking gumshoe. That hasn't changed. His human love interest has gone from Shannon Lucio's intrepid TV reporter to Sophia Myles' dogged Internet reporter.
Dohring will step in for Rade Serbedzija as the ancient vampire Josef, the main character's mentor. Serbedzija is a 60-year-old Croatia-born actor most recently seen in "Shooter" and on this past season of "24." Dohring, of course, is a 25-year-old Ohio-born actor most recently seen breaking hearts as Logan Echolls on The CW's "Veronica Mars."
That's what folks in the industry call "going a different direction." According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Josef character has been "reconceptualized as a young, mischievous hedge-fund trader."
Other credits for Dohring include episodes of "Boston Public," "Cold Case," "Judging Amy" and "The Division."Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times