Midnight, Texas is an upcoming supernatural drama series that’s currently in the works over at NBC. It’s based on the trilogy of the same name from the prolific author Charlaine Harris (whose ‘Sookie Stackhouse’ series formed the basis for HBO’s True Blood) that was published between May 2014 and May 2016 and consists of the novels ‘Midnight Crossroad’, ‘Day Shift’, and ‘Night Shift’ respectively.
It’s scheduled to air sometime next year, presumably to fill the network’s supernatural/fantasy series void once the long-running Grimm ends its sixth, and final, season next year. The show rests on the familiar “small town where no one’s what they seem” trope – unless they seemed like supernatural beings when you first saw them – that so many of these shows do. But it’s not the size of the trope that counts, it’s how you use it, and in this case it seems to be used quite well.
The official show synopsis is as follows:
Welcome to a place where being normal is really quite strange. From the visionary director of “Mr. Robot” [Niels Arden Oplev] and based on the hit book series from the author behind HBO’s “True Blood” [Charlaine Harris] 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.
Well, I’d say someone is trying to start a war. Overall I think this looks pretty good and should be worth checking out once it begins airing if you enjoy this type of series. It has a decent cast, a wide range of interesting characters, and decent special effects. Being on a broadcast network, as opposed to a cable network, it’s going to be lower budget and not particularly gratuitous – so it could work out well as a Grimm replacement.
What do you think?
Midnight, Texas is due to begin airing on NBC sometime next year. The pilot will be directed by Niels Arden Oplev (who directed the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), and the show stars Francois Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Joanne Camp, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Peter Mensah, and many more.
Last Updated: October 12, 2016