Midnight, Texas http://midnighttexas.com A fansite for the upcoming NBC series. Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:47:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 MIDNIGHT, TEXAS: We Discuss the First Episode {VIDEO} http://midnighttexas.com/2017/07/25/midnight-texas-we-discuss-the-first-episode-video/ http://midnighttexas.com/2017/07/25/midnight-texas-we-discuss-the-first-episode-video/#respond Tue, 25 Jul 2017 05:47:55 +0000 http://midnighttexas.com/?p=267 Midnight, Texas made its debut tonight on NBC, introducing viewers to the tiny town and the outsiders who live there. Several contributors to the site – Mel, Leah, Lisa, and Roz – were in San Diego last week for Comic Con, so we sat down and filmed a roundtable discussion about the episode. We don’t get terribly spoilery, but it will help if you’ve seen the episode. Click play below to hear our thoughts on Midnight, Texas!

What did you think of the premiere? Share your thoughts below!

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Charlaine Harris on Seeing Her Novels Adapted for the Screen http://midnighttexas.com/2017/07/23/charlaine-harris/ http://midnighttexas.com/2017/07/23/charlaine-harris/#respond Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:14:07 +0000 http://midnighttexas.com/?p=259 Midnight, Texas author Charlaine Harris joined us at San Diego Comic Con to talk about the latest adaptation of her writing from page to screen. We are, of course, longtime Charlaine fans, so there was a bit of fangirling going on. But we also had some questions about reveals and whether we’ll see characters from other book series in Midnight.

Midnight, Texas premieres Monday, July 24 at 10/9c on NBC.

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Jason Lewis & Yul Vazquez Talk Angels & Tigers http://midnighttexas.com/2017/07/23/jason-lewis-yul-vazquez-talk-angels-tigers/ http://midnighttexas.com/2017/07/23/jason-lewis-yul-vazquez-talk-angels-tigers/#respond Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:09:35 +0000 http://midnighttexas.com/?p=256 Midnight, Texas co-stars Jason Lewis and Yul Vazquez joined us at San Diego Comic Con to talk about their roles on the new series.

Jason reveals that he’s a big fan of genre shows and jumped at the chance to play Joe. SPOILER ALERT: Jason is that pretty in real life.

And don’t miss when Yul calls me out for not having seen episode 2 yet! SPOILER ALERT: Yul reveals the Reverend’s supernatural secret!

Midnight, Texas premieres Monday, July 24 at 10/9c on NBC.

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Midnight, Texas Creator Monica Owusu-Breen Talks Page to Screen http://midnighttexas.com/2017/07/23/midnight-texas-creator-monica-owusu-breen-talks-page-to-screen/ http://midnighttexas.com/2017/07/23/midnight-texas-creator-monica-owusu-breen-talks-page-to-screen/#respond Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:44:20 +0000 http://midnighttexas.com/?p=254 Monica Owusu-Breen is the mastermind responsible for bringing Midnight, Texas from page to screen. We sat down with her and executive producer David Janollari at San Diego Comic Con to discuss what’s different, why certain reveals were “sped up”, and what makes Monica so giddy about Midnight!

Midnight, Texas premieres Monday, July 24 at 10/9c on NBC.

 

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Francois Arnaud & Sarah Ramos at Comic Con 2017 http://midnighttexas.com/2017/07/23/francois-arnaud-sarah-ramos-at-comic-con-2017/ http://midnighttexas.com/2017/07/23/francois-arnaud-sarah-ramos-at-comic-con-2017/#respond Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:20:31 +0000 http://midnighttexas.com/?p=249 Midnight, Texas stars Francois Arnaud (Manfred) and Sarah Ramos (Creek) joined us at San Diego Comic Con for a roundtable discussion about the show, their characters, and the secrets of Midnight, Texas.

Sarah revealed that she is afraid of monsters, but the script intrigued her because Creek gets to be sassy instead of “sweet”. In episode 1.06, we’ll learn more about Creek, her mysterious home life will be revealed and why she, who is not supernatural, lives there.

Francois shared a little about bonding on the set in New Mexico, what appealed to him about the story, and how he’s like his character (spoiler: he’s only the same in that he can also see dead people).

Get to know Francois and Sarah below and tune in to the premiere of Midnight, Texas on Monday, July 24 at 10/9c on NBC.

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MTX at SDCC: The Party! http://midnighttexas.com/2017/07/23/mtx-at-sdcc-the-party/ http://midnighttexas.com/2017/07/23/mtx-at-sdcc-the-party/#respond Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:03:04 +0000 http://midnighttexas.com/?p=240 Hello, Midnighters! It’s Sunday morning and Day 4 of San Diego Comic Con. I’m running on nooooot a lot of sleep but wanted to share some photos and stories from last night’s NBC media party celebrating Midnight, Texas.

Venue

The party was at The Oxford Social Club at the brand new Pendry San Diego. Located in the basement, The Oxford is all dark wood, glittering chandeliers, and plush couches. Very intimate, which meant when the cast of Midnight, Texas, arrived, it was low-key and comfortable.

Signature Cocktails & Tarot Cards

NBC always pays attention to detail at their media parties. Every year the cocktails are themed to the show(s) they’re promoting, and this year was no different. Check out the drinks menu below:

Midnight, Texas signature cocktails at NBC Party @ Comic Con 2017

The food was inspired by Texas cuisine: fried macaroni and cheese with peppers, shrimp and grits, white bean ceviche, mini pecan tarts, and red velvet cupcakes.

Off in a corner, two tarot card readers were available. In the spirit of the evening, I decided to have my first reading ever. In case you were wondering, I have a possible career shift, a reinvention professionally, on the horizon and I should rely on my own wisdom to embrace the possibilities. Stay tuned for exciting developments!

Midnighters

The cast and creative team of Midnight, Texas came early and stayed late! They were there to celebrate the show with us, and celebrate a successful day at Comic Con.

Peter Mensah & Arielle Kebbel

Mel & Leah pose with Peter Menseh and Arielle Kebbel of Midnight, Texas

Leah, Peter Mensah, Arielle Kebbel, Mel

We didn’t get to chat with Peter and Arielle in the press room*, so it was it was a treat to catch up with them at the party. Peter asked what I thought about the casting, obviously wondering if I was down with him playing Lemuel who is described as “bone white” in the books. I related the story about how someone on our True Blood Facebook page said she was disappointed that they’d cast a black actor to play Lemuel, and I was surprised because Peter is exactly how I pictured his character in the books. “But, Lemuel is black in the books,” I insisted on Facebook. “Uh, no he isn’t,” responded everyone ever. I had to go look it up and sure enough, he’s described as practically an albino. I have no idea where that mental image of Lemuel came from, but Peter was delighted to hear that he fit my perfect casting for Midnight’s resident vampire!

Monica Owusu-Breen & Jason Lewis

Monica Owusu-Breen, Leah Baker, and Jason Lewis

Monica Owusu-Breen, Leah, Jason Lewis

Let’s just get this out of the way now: Jason Lewis is absolutely gorgeous and perfectly cast as the angelic Joe Strong. He is so excited about this show and loves talking about all the geeky things. I wouldn’t be surprised if he moderates a panel on special effects at a future Comic Con. Monica is probably Midnight’s biggest fan. She knows this world and its characters inside and out!

Parisa Fitz-Henley

Mel and Parisa Fitz-Henley

Mel, Parisa Fitz-Henley

Fiji is my favorite character from the books, so I was excited to meet Parisa at the party since we missed her in the press room.* She has a warmth and accessibility that I think went a long way in winning her the role of Fiji.

Dylan Bruce

Dylan Bruce and Leah at the Midnight, Texas party

Dylan Bruce, Leah

Leah caught up with one of our favorites guys and talked Orphan Black like a couple of nerds!

Bernardo Saracino

Bernardo Saracino at the Midnight, Texas party at Comic Con 2017

Bernardo Saracino, Leah

Bernardo plays Chuy Strong, Joe’s husband, on the show and he’s our new bestie. He found out we were with MidnightTexas.com and promptly took us around and introduced us to various cast members. He also revealed that Chuy “is not as quiet” as he appears in the first several episodes of Midnight, Texas. Hmm…

Charlaine Harris

We didn’t get photos with Charlaine, but we did have an opportunity to chat with her. We tried not to be total fangirls, but who are we kidding. We are fangirls. Charlaine is gracious and kind, even when you’re stumbling over your words to tell her how much her words mean to you.

Francois Arnaud & Sarah Ramos

Our Manfred and Creek were at the party but in great demand. They were pulled away to do some official NBC interviews before we had a chance to chat with them and take photos, but we have a great video from the press room posting soon.

More Midnight, Texas at Comic Con coverage can be found on Instagram and Facebook!

*This isn’t unusual. Press rooms are generally an hour long and talent has to get through the video interviews and photo wall (where photographers take their picture against the Comic Con backdrop), then several roundtables of print interviews (e.g. us). We rarely get to speak to everyone simply because there isn’t enough time.

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Midnight, Texas is the perfect summer series {Advance Review} http://midnighttexas.com/2017/07/23/midnight-texas-is-the-perfect-summer-series-advance-review/ http://midnighttexas.com/2017/07/23/midnight-texas-is-the-perfect-summer-series-advance-review/#respond Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:00:34 +0000 http://midnighttexas.com/?p=211 Two things stood out to me while watching the first two episodes of Midnight, Texas provided to journalists in advance the show’s premiere on July 24.

First: It’s creepier than I expected for a network television show. Those of you joining us from True-Blood.net know I’m not great with zombies and gore. There were a couple of moments in the episodes when I had to cover my eyes because the depiction of a waterlogged dead body was too much for me. For most of you, though, that will probably be part of the appeal. Weirdos.

Second: The characters and place (a character of its own) are remarkably well-established from the beginning.

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the source material, Charlaine Harris’ trilogy of novels set in a small Texas town that’s more of a crossroads than a proper town. As with any jump from page to screen, I was wary about how the characters and story would survive the transition. Fortunately, under the guidance of Monica Owusu-Breen, the answer is “very well.”

We arrive in Midnight with Manfred, professional psychic who owes some bad people a lot of money and would like to disappear for a while. On the advice of his (dead) grandmother, Manfred hops in his not-at-all-Pinterest-friendly vintage camper and heads to the Lone Star state. The citizens of Midnight are curious about their new neighbor, tentatively welcoming as they deduce just what sort of person – or being – Manfred is.

In the first episode, we are introduced to each of the residents of Midnight, some in passing, some more in depth. It’s a nice balance between meeting the characters and launching the story. A few reveals come faster than in the books – for example, we knew from the previews that Joe Strong (Jason Lewis) is an angel, which is also a big moment at the end of the pilot.

Once we’ve met everyone and the murder mystery storyline has begun, subsequent episodes are devoted to specific characters and their backstories. Episode 2 goes in depth into the Reverend (yes, his supernatural secret is revealed much earlier than in the books), episode 3 is Lemuel’s backstory, etc.

The great thing is that although we’re still getting to know these characters week to week, they clearly know each other. There’s history between these people, shared moments and events that bind them together. This feels like a community from the first episode, which grounds all the supernatural, sometimes outlandish events happening in Midnight.

Midnight, Texas premieres Monday, July 24 at 10/9c on NBC. Our video roundtable from San Diego premieres shortly afterward!

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See 20 Midnight, Texas Character Portraits http://midnighttexas.com/2017/07/17/see-20-midnight-texas-character-portraits/ http://midnighttexas.com/2017/07/17/see-20-midnight-texas-character-portraits/#respond Mon, 17 Jul 2017 18:57:35 +0000 http://midnighttexas.com/?p=213 Midnight, Texas premieres one week from today, so NBC gifted us with 20 stunning new portraits of the characters from the show. There are individual photos, as well as some paired characters which reveal the couples (or soon-to-be-couples) in Midnight, Texas.

Individual Gallery

Look at these gorgeous photos! I’m liking the hits of lush purple, blue, and deep red here and there. Those colors are a nice contrast to the starkness of the landscape where these characters live.

Group Gallery

Here’s where things get really interesting. Book readers know about some of these couples, and two are obvious from the first episode. But two other couples are…well, they aren’t couples yet. So we’re getting a bit of foresight into the future with these photos.

Olivia & Lemuel

Joe & Chuy

Fiji & Bobo

Creek & Manfred

We also have a collection of “alternate” photos. Are you intrigued? Midnight, Texas premieres Monday, July 24 at 10/9c on NBC.

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Midnight, Texas Contest to win Trip To SDCC! http://midnighttexas.com/2017/06/29/midnight-texas-contest-to-win-trip-to-sdcc/ http://midnighttexas.com/2017/06/29/midnight-texas-contest-to-win-trip-to-sdcc/#respond Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:44:45 +0000 http://midnighttexas.com/?p=208 We are so excited that it has been confirmed that Midnight, Texas will be at San Diego Comic Con July 20th-23rd with a panel on Saturday! Yay! But just as we thought it couldn’t get better, they just announced a social media contest to win a trip to SDCC!

All you have to do is share a share a photo depicting why on you are excited for Midnight, Texas with the hashtag #MidnightTexasSDCCSweepstakes by July 9th! For full details click here and good luck!

We can’t wait to meet all of you Midnighters in San Diego!

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Throwback Thursday: That Time Arielle Kebbel Met Charlaine Harris http://midnighttexas.com/2017/06/15/throwback-thursday-that-time-arielle-kebbel-met-charlaine-harris/ Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:00:09 +0000 http://midnighttexas.com/?p=183 Recently I was checking out Arielle Kebbel’s Instagram feed, looking for clues about this season of Midnight, Texas, when I ran across a photo I cannot believe I missed!

Midnighters, this is from a whole year ago. Clearly I need to up my social media game so I don’t miss more epic moments like this one.

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