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New Extended Trailer for NBC’s Upcoming Monster Show MIDNIGHT TEXAS

By on March 20, 2017

MIDNIGHT, TEXAS -- "Pilot" -- Pictured: (l-r) Arielle Kebbel as Olivia, Peter Mensah as Lemuel -- (Photo by: NBC)

NBC has unveiled an extended trailer for the supernatural thriller “Midnight, Texas” premiering this summer.

The new series stars 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 Midnight’s 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, 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, an aspiring writer with big dreams who learns her family is harboring a deep secret (Sarah Ramos, Parenthood); and Rev. Emilio Sheehan, who can’t resist the pull of a full moon (Yul Vazquez, Captain Phillips).

NBC tells us that the action centers on the remote Texas town of Midnight, where nothing is what it seems — largely due to the fact that the town happens to sit on a veil between the living and hell. In Midnight, where being normal is strange and only outsiders fit in, the town is a safe haven for those who are different — a perfect place for anyone looking to hide from the outside world.

As the town members fight off outside pressures from ever-suspicious cops, deadly biker gangs, and their own dangerous pasts, they band together and form an unlikely but strong family.

The series is based on the best-selling book series by Charlaine Harris (author of the novels that inspired True Blood) and executive produced by Monica Owusu-Breen (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and David Janollari (Six Feet Under) and produced by Universal Television and David Janollari Entertainment.

The pilot episode was directed by Niels Arden Oplev (Mr. Robot, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

Midnight Texas premieres Tuesday, July 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

 

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