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Midnight, Texas is the television adaptation of Charlaine Harris' three book "Midnight, Texas Trilogy" novel series. Developed by NBC, is it Harris' second novel series to be adapted for television, following the hugely successful HBO series True Blood. Midnight,Texas will premiere on July, 24 2017.[1]

About The ShowEdit

Welcome to a place where being normal is really quite strange. From the visionary director of "Mr. Robot" and based on the hit book series from the author behind HBO's "True Blood" comes 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.

CastEdit

MainEdit

RecurringEdit

GuestsEdit

Production CrewEdit

  • Directors:
    • Niels Arden Oplev
    • Steve Shill (Ep 1x04)[17]
    • David Solomon[18]
    • Milan Cheylov
    • Nick Gomez
    • Mairzee Almas
    • Kevin Tancharoen
    • Greg Beeman
    • Mairzee Almas (Ep 1x07)[19]
    • Lawrence Karman[20]
  • Composer:
  • Casting:
    • Eric Souliere (Director)[27]
    • Sara Isaacson (Director)[28]
    • Adam Goodell (Associate)
  • Crew:
    • Vanessa Sharp (Hairstylist)[29]
    • Ashley Moore (Hairstylist)[30]
    • Aurelia Corcoran (Assistant to the Director)[31][32]
    • Colleen E. Moody (Script Supervisor)[33]
  • Stunts & Stand-Ins:
    • Caitlin Dechelle (for Arielle Kebbel)[40]
    • RaSandra Daniels (for Fiji)[41]
    • RaShayla Daniels (for Fiji's Aunt)[42]

DevelopmentEdit

On May 13, 2016 NBC announced that they had picked up the American drama television series for a 13 episode order from Universal Television, and David Janollari Entertainment.[43] On Nov. 13th, Parisa tweeted that the season will consist of 10 episodes, though this has not strictly been confirmed by the network.[44]

The cast consist of François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Sarah Ramos, Peter Mensah, Yul Vazquez and Sean Bridgers, with Monica Owusu-Breen as writer and showrunner.

Jason Lewis would later be announced as another member of the cast. Whether or not he's a series regular is currently unknown.[45]

Day one of production for season one of Midnight, Texas began on October 10, 2016.[46]

A screening for both the official trailer and pilot of the series was released during 2016's New York Comic Con panel #NYCC

The New Mexico Film Office announced that the series is filming in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Bernalillo and Belen through February 2017.[47]

As of October 31, 2016, the series has moved on to Season 1 Episode 4.[48]

Episode 4 marks the appearance of two guest characters, Odelya Halevi (Pia) and Zahn McClarnon (unknown). Odelya's character is a vampire.[49] It is unknown who or what Zahn portrays.[50]

While still filming Episode 4 (Nov. 4), it appears that the entire main cast makes an appearance and that specifically Dylan and Parisa interacts indicated by Al's tweet about watching dailies of their characters.[51]

To date, Albuquerque Studios has employed 450 crew and 1,800 background members.[52]

As of December 1st, 2016, the series has moved on to prep for Season 1 Episode 7 with the introduction of Smallville director Mairzee Almas.[53] As of December 8th, 2016, the cast receives the script to Season 1 Episode 7.[54]

Due to the time frame given (in which script reads for episode 7 began and directorial announcements for episode 9 were made), Kevin Tancharoen will likely be directing episode 8. [55]

Matt Beeman will direct Season 1 Episode 9.[56]

Despite initial reports, the NBC series has been pick up for a 10 episode count.[57]

As of January 18th, 2017, they've begun to prep for the season finale episode.[58] As of January 22nd, the cast has received scripts for episode 10.[59]

As of January 30th, 2017, the cast, crew, producers, writers and execs have moved on to the final week production for season one.[60]

External linksEdit

MultimediaEdit

QuotesEdit

Manfred Bernardo: "Harold, make yourself known…. Get out of my body Harold!"

Manfred Bernardo: "Hey Grandma."

Xylda: "Don’t tell me, another hijacking?"

Manfred Bernardo: "Only a second. I ended it quick."

Xylda: "You need to settle down. This move will be good for yah. You’ll be safe in Midnight."

Manfred Bernardo: "That’d mean a whole lot more coming from someone who wasn’t dead."

Bobo Winthrop: "I checked you out before renting the house. You’re a psychic."

Madonna Reed: "No Family, no friends. He’s running from something."

Creek Lovell: "Then he’ll fit in just fine."

Manfred Bernardo: "What are you exactly?"

Lemuel Bridger: "Vampire is one word for it."

Manfred Bernardo: "Usually I’m the freak in the room."

Creek Lovell: "You meet your neighbors yet? Like the Rev? I still haven’t figured him out. I know Fiji is more than just a cat lady. And then there is Olivia."

Olivia Charity: "Hundreds of Podunk towns in Texas, why ours?"

Lemuel Bridger: "Untie him, he is one of us. Midnight has been a haven for centuries. People like us, make it home."

Unknown Man: "I need to report a body. She’s definitely dead."

Manfred Bernardo: "What is it that you need to tell me?"

Sheriff: "The crime scene was ritualistic. Thought that was curious."

Lemuel Bridger: "With the police slinging torches, pitchforks aren’t far behind."

Bobo Winthrop: "I did not kill her!"

Manfred Bernardo: "I’ll help, however I can."

Lemuel Bridger: "You don’t want to start a war."

Creek Lovell: "If you gonna kiss me, now would be a good time."

Manfred Bernardo: "I've been running for a long time. I've never lived in any one place for very long."

Xylda: "You’ll be safe in Midnight."

Manfred Bernardo: "That’d mean a whole lot more coming from someone who wasn’t dead."

Madonna Reed: "No Family, no friends. He’s running from something."

Creek Lovell: "Then he’ll fit in just fine."

Manfred Bernardo: "What's so special about this place?"

Lemuel Bridger: "Midnight has been a haven for centuries. People like us, make it home."

Manfred Bernardo: "What are you exactly?"

Lemuel Bridger: "Vampire is one word for it."

Manfred Bernardo: "Usually I'm the freak in the room."

Creek Lovell: "You meet your neighbors yet? Joe, he watches over everyone. The Rev, I still haven’t figured him out. I know Fiji is more than just a cat lady. And then there is Olivia. She's got more secrets than anyone. You fit in pretty well here, Mr. Psychic. Do you want to give me a reading?"

Manfred Bernardo: "You're going to meet your soulmate, someone who sees how special you really are."

Creek Lovell: "Well, if you were gonna kiss me, now would be a good time."

Joe Strong: "The bell that Midnight sits upon? It's fraying and evil is being drawn here."

Manfred Bernardo: "What is it that you need to tell me? We need to stop whoever did this to you."

Joe Strong: "There's a prophecy. An army will rise to battle evil and seal the bell forever.That army will be led by a man who can bridge the living and the dead."

Woman: "Why are you running?"

Manfred Bernardo: "That's what I do. It's what I've always done... except that for the first time ever, I feel like I've got a reason to stay put."

Madonna Reed: "She's sweet on you. But so far, the only thing you've brought here is trouble."

Creek Lovell: "I'm not scared of you."

Vampire: "How about now?"

Manfred Bernardo: "She's in danger. I'm not waiting."

Joe Strong: "Midnighters are gonna have to make a choice -- to leave or to fight."

Madonna Reed: "To live in Midnight, you need to know how to protect yourself and the people that you love."

ReferencesEdit

  1. NBC Summer 2017 Schedule
  2. Deadline Bob Jesser
  3. Aaron French Twitter
  4. Kat Young Reference
  5. ATN Entertainment
  6. Zahn Reference
  7. Taylor Black Resume
  8. Rob Franco Instagram Post One
  9. Rob Franco Instagram Post Two - Bad Moon Raisin'
  10. Ryan Staats Resume
  11. Kenny's Instagram Post
  12. Chris Wright IG
  13. Chris Wright
  14. Challen's Tweet
  15. RaShayla confirms stand-in status for Fiji's Aunt
  16. Joleen's IG
  17. Parisa's IG Photo
  18. Press Release
  19. Al Septien Tweet confirmation
  20. Arielle's IG DOC
  21. Al Septien Twitter
  22. Mark Kruger Twitter
  23. Anne Marie Reference
  24. Aziza Murray
  25. Aileen's IG Account
  26. Groth Reference
  27. Casting Reference
  28. Twitter Post
  29. Vanessa Sharp Instagram
  30. Vanessa Sharp Instagram
  31. Aurelia Corcoran LinkedIn
  32. Jessica Beavis Instagram
  33. Colleen's IG
  34. Alex Gianopoilos Instagram Post
  35. Alex Gianopoilos LinkedIn
  36. Jessica Beavis LinkedIn Account
  37. Jessica Beavis Instagram
  38. Jennifer Joyce LinkedIn Account
  39. Jessica Beavis Instagram
  40. Arielle's IG
  41. RaSandra confirms stand-in status for Fiji
  42. Rashayla confirms stand-in status for Fiji's Aunt
  43. Midnight, Texas, From True Blood's Charlaine Harris, Ordered at NBC
  44. Parisa's Tweet
  45. Midnight Texas - Jason Lewis Joins Cast
  46. Tweet from Al Septien
  47. Filming Locations
  48. Parisa' Halloween Tweet Script #3, Episode #4
  49. Odelya' Pia Reference
  50. Zahn Reference
  51. Al's Tweet
  52. Studio References
  53. Al's tweet about Ep1x07
  54. Parisa receives script for Ep7 via email
  55. Kevin Tancharoen Director Confirmation
  56. Al Septien Twee about 1x09
  57. Al Septien Tweet: Episode Count
  58. Arielle's IG Story
  59. Parisa Tweets about Script
  60. Al Tweet - Final week of production

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