Midnight, Texas Returning for Season 2 with New Showrunners and Fewer Regulars
The first season of NBC’s “Midnight, Texas,” based on a series of Charlaine Harris books, was a mixed bag; but it did end on a high note so we’ve been patiently waiting since September of last year to learn if the network would be giving it another go… and now finally word has come!
Per Deadline, a second season is indeed on its way; however, “[t]here will be a change at the helm of the series, from Universal Television and David Janollari Entertainment. Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder, who served as consulting producers on Season 1 under their overall deal at Uni TV, have been named executive producers and showrunners. They will succeed Monica Owusu-Breen, who wrote the pilot and served as showrunner on Season 1. She is leaving to focus on other projects. Additionally, two cast members from Season 1, Sarah Ramos [“Creek”] and Yul Vazquez [“Rev. Sheehan”], will not be coming back as series regulars. The hope is for them to appear as guest stars, reprising their characters.”
The remaining cast members include François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Jason Lewis, and Peter Mensah.
“I am stoked at the prospect of a second season of ‘Midnight, Texas,’” Harris said. “I can’t wait to revisit my favorite town to discover what its inhabitants have been up to the past few months. Now the viewers, who’ve been asking me questions daily, will have their reward.”
Season 1 Synopsis:
Welcome to a place where being normal is really quite strange. From Niels Arden Oplev, the visionary director of “Mr. Robot,” and based on the hit book series from author Charlaine Harris (“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.