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Midnight Texas gets a Second Season with new Leadership

NBC is shaking up the cast and crew of Midnight, Texas

The NBC summer hit “Midnight, Texas” is coming back with a second season this year, but there will be big changes on both sides of the camera. The series was the top broadcast drama in the 18-49 demo last summer, but there will be a change in leadership going into season two. The original showrunner, Monica Owusu-Breen, will not be returning for the follow-up season, and will move onto different projects. In season 2, Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder will be the new showrunners for sophomore season. They will also executive produce along with David Janollari. The series is produced by Universal Television and David Janollari Entertainment.

The other big change is with Sarah Ramos and Yul Vazquez, who were series regulars in season one, they will not be coming back as series regulars this time around.

The supernatural thriller, which is based on the best-selling book series by Charlaine Harris (author of the novels that inspired “True Blood”), takes a journey into a remote Texas town where nothing is what it seems. In Midnight, Texas, being normal is strange and only outsiders fit in. It’s a mysterious safe haven for those who are different — a perfect place for anyone looking to hide from the outside world.

“I am stoked at the prospect of a second season of ‘Midnight, Texas,’” Harris said. “I can’t wait to revisit my favorite town to discover what its inhabitants have been up to the past few months. Now the viewers, who’ve been asking me questions daily, will have their reward.”

The series stars François Arnaud (“The Borgias”) as Manfred, a charming, powerful psychic who can communicate with spirits and finds safety in Midnight surrounding himself with both human and supernatural allies. Midnight is also home to Bobo, proprietor of the town’s local pawn shop (Dylan Bruce, “Orphan Black”); Fiji, a witch who owns the local wiccan shop (Parisa Fitz-Henley, “Luke Cage”); Olivia, a mysterious assassin with a weapon for every occasion (Arielle Kebbel, “Ballers”); Joe, an angel who knows all of Midnight’s secrets, having been around for millennia (Jason Lewis, “Sex and the City”); Lemuel, a wise vampire with a long history in Midnight (Peter Mensah, “True Blood”); and others.

“Midnight, Texas” was last summer’s #1 drama on the broadcast networks in the key 18-49 demographic. “Midnight, Texas” ran undefeated in its 10 p.m. Monday timeslot versus its regular ABC and CBS competition in 18-49.

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