Moonlighting has found a streaming home: in the US, the classic 80s series landed on Disney controlled Hulu in October 2023.
Moonlighting was a comedy-drama series that first aired on ABC in 1985. It ran for 67 episodes over 5 seasons, airing its final episode in 1985. It starred Bruce Willis (Pre-Die Hard) and Cybil Shepherd as reluctant partners in investigation.
Maddie (Shepherd) owns a private investigating company. David (Willis) works for her. Most of the comedy comes from the power struggle between the pair, fuelled by gender politics.
The show is slick and glamorous, perfectly on trend in its own era. There were fantastical elements to the show, bringing farce, high drama and downright silliness together all in one fun package. As the seasons progressed, so did the sexual tension between the main characters, and eventually, the whimsical element was largely outweighed by much more dramatic and heartfelt moments.
There is currently no confirmed date for when or if the classic ABC series will land on Disney Plus in the UK. Press in the UK ceased receiving full lists of upcoming content some time ago, replaced by highlights lists usually populated by modern titles. Titles, such as Little Einsteins, appeared in the UK years after the US, with no prior warning of its addition. It is still likely to arrive sometime, however, thanks to the series’ popularity and the recent addition of the Disney Plus ad tier. Moonlighting was last seen on British screens in the early 2000s when it aired on the Freeview channel abc1; Let’s hope we don’t have to wait that long.