NBC picks up new supernatural series Midnight, Texas from True Blood creator

If you’ve been jonesing for some more small-town, supernatural action in the wake of True Blood’s end, you may want to book a ticket to Midnight, Texas.

Deadline reports that NBC has picked up the series, based on the novels by True Blood creator Charlaine Harris. The show is set in a mysterious Texas town full of everything from vampires to witches. It definitely seems to hit on the True Blood vibe, except (obviously) with a network’s censors. The cast includes François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Sarah Ramos, Peter Mensah, Yul Vazquez and Sean Bridgers.

Here’s the official 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.

The show is part of a larger overhaul of the schedule over at NBC and looks to be one of the more promising projects (along with time-travel action project Timeless, from the ever-awesome Shawn Ryan). 

Do you plan on checking this one out?

(Via Deadline)

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