Midnight, Texas the latest Charlaine Harris series to be adapted for the small screen is coming to Syfy UK in July.
Based on the best-selling book series by Harris, Midnight, Texas stars Francois Arnaud as psychic Manfred, Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black) as Bobo, the proprietor of Midnight’s local pawn shop; Parisa Fitz-Henley (Luke Cage) as Fiji, a witch who owns the local wiccan shop; Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries) as Olivia, a mysterious assassin; Jason Lewis (Sex and the City) as Joe, an angel who knows all of Midnight’s secrets; Peter Mensah (True Blood) as Lemuel, a wise vampire; Sarah Ramos (Parenthood) as Creek, an aspiring writer with big dreams who learns her family is harbouring a deep secret; and Yul Vazquez (Captain Phillips) as Reverend Emilio Sheehan, who can’t resist the pull of a full moon.
Midnight is a remote town in Texas where nothing is what it seems; where being normal is strange and only outsiders fit in. Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different – a perfect place for anyone looking to hide from the outside world.
Manfred, a charming, powerful psychic who can communicate with spirits and finds safety in Midnight by surrounding himself with both human and supernatural allies. However, Manfred’s new home and his new friends are soon under threat as the town fights off outside pressures from ever-suspicious cops, deadly biker gangs and their own dangerous pasts, but they band together to form an unlikely but strong family.
“As the ultimate science fiction fan, Syfy puts great storytelling at the heart of what we do,” commented Chrystele Fremaux, VP Programming, UK & Emerging Markets, NBCUniversal International Networks. ”Supernatural drama MIDNIGHT, TEXAS – with its community of vampires, witches, werewolves, psychics and other-worldly characters – is a perfect choice for Syfy viewers who come to us to Imagine Greater.”
Midnight, Texas features 10 episodes and the series is 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.