Midnight, Texas Impresses at WonderCon

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NBC premiered the first episode of Midnight, Texas at WonderCon today. Our operative in the audience filled us in on what went down in the room.


Overall impressions:

  • The pilot received a good reaction from the crowd.
  • Contrary to other supernatural and vampire series, and its own name!, Midnight is “really bright”.
  • One True Blood fan said she thinks Midnight, Texas is better!
  • The cast and producers were on stage for a brief Q&A and “had great chemistry”.

Plot details:

  • The murder mystery is the over arching plot of season 1, so it sounds like the first season follows the first book’s timeline.
  • We already know who/what Joe (Jason Lewis) is from the key art and the preview, but it’s confirmed that the reveal is in the first episode. (Non-bookies, that reveal doesn’t take place in the first book.)
  • However, Olivia (Arielle Kebbel) remains pretty mysterious in the pilot.
  • Peter Mensah’s vampire, Lemuel, “is pretty cool and has blue eyes.”
  • Fiji’s familiar, Mr. Snuggly, is CGI.
  • It looks like Manfred (François Arnaud) and Creek (Sarah Ramos) might be our first ‘ship.
  • Xylda (Joanne Camp) won’t be the only ghost we – or Manfred – see.

Midnight, Texas premieres July 25 on NBC.

I'm a looooong time fan of Charlaine Harris and her novels. In 2008, I launched the first and (what became) largest True Blood fansite at When I heard that Midnight, Texas was in development back in January 2016, I immediately bought this domain name and eagerly awaited the the show's premiere. Welcome!