SANTA FE, N.M. — The last time Charlaine Harris’ work was adapted into TV, it became the hit show “True Blood.”
Universal Television and NBC are beginning principal photography through the beginning of April for the TV pilot “Midnight, Texas.”
The series is a adaptation of Harris’ three-book series which includes “Midnight Crossroad,” “Day Shift” and “Night Shift.”
The pilot is set in the town of Midnight, Texas, where the real world and the supernatural collide in a dangerous, sexy place full of dark secrets and mysterious people.
It’s a small town where asking the wrong question or overstaying your welcome could get you killed. Stop at the one traffic light in town and everything looks normal; stay a while and learn the truth.
According to the New Mexico Film Office, the production will take place in Albuquerque and Las Vegas, N.M.
It will also employ about 150 New Mexico crew members and about 90 New Mexico background talent, the film office stated.
The pilot will star Dylan Bruce, Sarah Ramos and Arielle Kebbel. Bruce has starred in “Orphan Black” and “Heroes Reborn.” Ramos was in “Parenthood and “American Dream,” while Kebbel starred in “Ballers” and “UnReal.”
“Albuquerque is pleased that ‘Midnight Texas’ will be filming in and around our city, including sets and production offices at Albuquerque Studios,” said Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry. “We welcome back Universal Television and NBC for this pilot.”
Las Vegas Mayor Alfonso E. Ortiz, Jr. said, “Las Vegas, New Mexico is pleased to welcome the cast and crew of the television pilot ‘Midnight Texas’ to our vibrant, versatile and vivacious community. We are grateful for the positive economic impact this television pilot and others bring to our community.”
“Midnight Texas” is executive produced by Monica Owusu-Breen, David Janollari and Niels Arden Oplev, who will also direct the pilot.