Welcome to a place where being normal is really quite strange.
Believe it or not, it’s already been three years since HBO wrapped up vampire/werewolf/monster series “True Blood,” a show that I personally had a whole lot of fun with. Granted, it was probably best that it ended when it did, but I had a blast with the characters and always enjoyed hanging out in Bon Temps. Do you miss “True Blood”? Then you’ll probably love “Midnight, Texas.”
From the visionary director of “Mr. Robot” and based on the book series from the author behind “True Blood,” Charlaine Harris, comes a journey into a remote Texas town where no one is who they seem. Premiering Tuesday, July 25 on NBC, “Midnight, Texas” is something of a companion to the HBO series; I’ve heard it referred to as a “sister series,” which sounds about right.
Granted, “Midnight, Texas” will probably have no direct connection to “True Blood,” but if the official trailer is any indication, it’s very much cut from the same cloth. Check it out below!
The new series is…
A journey into a remote Texas town where no one is who they seem. From vampires and witches to psychics and hit men, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different. As the town members fight off outside pressures from rowdy biker gangs, ever-suspicious cops and their own dangerous pasts, they band together and form a strong and unlikely family.
The cast includes François Arnaud (“The Borgias”) as Manfred, a charming, powerful psychic who can communicate with spirits and finds safety in Midnight surrounding himself with both human and supernatural allies. Midnight is also home to Bobo, proprietor of the local pawn shop (Dylan Bruce, “Orphan Black”); Fiji, a witch who owns the local wiccan shop (Parisa Fitz-Henley, “Luke Cage”); Olivia, a mysterious assassin with a weapon for every occasion (Arielle Kebbel, “The Vampire Diaries”); Joe, an angel who knows all of Midnight’s secrets, having been around for millennia (Jason Lewis, “Sex and the City”); Lemuel, a wise vampire with a long history in Midnight (Peter Mensah, “True Blood”); Creek, a writer with big dreams (Sarah Ramos, “Parenthood”); and Rev. Emilio Sheehan, who can’t resist the pull of a full moon (Yul Vazquez, Captain Phillips).