'Midnight, Texas' is creating hundreds of filming jobs in NM - Albuquerque Journal

‘Midnight, Texas’ is creating hundreds of filming jobs in NM

From left, Shannon Lorance as Aubrey, Francois Arnaud as Manfred in the pilot episode of "Midnight, Texas." (Courtesy of NBC)
Shannon Lorance as Aubrey, left, and Francois Arnaud, right, as Manfred appear in the pilot episode of “Midnight, Texas.” (Courtesy of NBC)

‘Midnight, Texas” is going to be quite different.

And that’s a huge pro for New Mexico film.

The New Mexico Film Office announced that the NBC TV series is filming through Feb. 2017.

Production is taking place in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Bernalillo and Belen. It is being housed at Albuquerque Studios.

The production will employ over 450 New Mexico crew members and approximately 1,800 New Mexico background talent, according to the film office.

Based on the New York Times best-selling book series by Charlaine Harris — who also wrote the series that HBO’s “True Blood” was inspired by — comes a journey into a remote Texas town where being normal is really quite strange and only outsiders fit in.

Home to a vampire, witch, angel and hit woman, Midnight, Texas, is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different.

That is, until the arrival of a powerful psychic and the murder of one of their own.

As the town members fight off outside pressures from ever-suspicious cops, deadly biker gangs, and their own dangerous pasts, they band together and form an unlikely but strong family.

“Like Midnight itself, Santa Fe is also a ‘safe haven’ for those who are different. We’re very happy to have this production here,” said Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales.

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry said Albuquerque welcomes the TV production to the city.

“The film industry provides high-paying, creative jobs to our citizens and many businesses are affected positively by the filming here in Albuquerque,” Berry said.

The series stars Francois Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Jason Lewis, Peter Mensah, Sarah Ramos and Yul Vazquez.

Monica Owusu-Breen and David Janollari serve as executive producers. The pilot episode was directed by Niels Arden Oplev, who also directed “Mr. Robot.

The pilot was filmed in April in Albuquerque and Las Vegas, N.M.

The series got picked up by NBC as a mid-season replacement and will air in 2017.

Is is produced by Universal Television and David Janollari Entertainment.

Jason Lewis plays Joe Strong in the series, "Midnight, Texas," which is being filmed in New Mexico. (Courtesy of NBC)
Jason Lewis plays Joe Strong in the series, “Midnight, Texas,” which is being filmed in New Mexico. (Courtesy of NBC)


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