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‘Midnight, Texas’ will bring the thrills for a second season

Francois Arnaud as Manfred in the series “Midnight, Texas.” (Courtesy of Karen Kuehn/NBC)

“Midnight, Texas” is getting a second season.

NBC made the announcement on Wednesday.

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, 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 in a statement. “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 first season premiered last summer and became the No. 1 drama in the ages 18-49 demographic.

The series filmed in Albuquerque and was housed at Albuquerque Studios.

NBC built the entire town of Midnight in the back lot of the studios. It hasn’t been announced whether the production will come back to Albuquerque.

With the second season, there will be some changes in showrunners, and a few cast members will change.

Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder, who served as consulting producers on the first season, will be showrunners for the second season and will be executive producers, along with David Janollari. The series is produced by Universal Television and David Janollari Entertainment.

They will succeed Monica Owusu-Breen, who wrote the pilot and served as showrunner for the first season.

Two cast members, Sarah Ramos and Yul Vazquez, will not be coming back as series regulars.

The series stars Fran├žois Arnaud 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, played by Dylan Bruce, proprietor of the town’s pawnshop; Fiji, played by Parisa Fitz-Henley, a witch who owns the local Wiccan shop; Olivia, played by Arielle Kebbel, a mysterious assassin with a weapon for every occasion; Joe, played by Jason Lewis, an angel who knows all of Midnight’s secrets, having been around for millennia; and Lemuel, played by Peter Mensah, a wise vampire with a long history in Midnight.

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