Friday The 13th’s Derek Mears Cast In New Supernatural Series ‘Midnight, Texas’

February 8, 2017


Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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NBC/Universal’s new series ‘Midnight, Texas’ will soon be premiering. The supernatural series has now added ‘Friday the 13th’ actor Derek Mears to its already impressive cast.
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Mears is known for his roles in ‘Friday the 13th (2009), Predators (2010), Hatchet, as Stavarin in ‘Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead’, and many more. While his character is still unlisted on IMDb, I have it from a reliable source (Mears told me himself) that he will appear in at least one episode.
‘Midnight, Texas’, an adaption of Charlaine Harris’ novels, is closely tied to ‘True Blood’. There is even a good chance that the two series will have a cross-over at some point. Vampires, witches, werewolves and the supernatural will be central to the story of  the new show.
MIDNIGHT TEXAS -- "Pilot" -- Pictured: (l-r) Shannon Lorance as Aubrey, Francois Arnaud as Manfred -- (Photo by: NBC)
While it looks normal from the outside, Midnight is a safe haven for all supernatural beings, as well as humans, fortune tellers and other outcasts. In the town your neighbor could be a human, a vampire, a werewolf or even an angel. They residents must deal with bikers, police and other challenges, all while coping with each other.
The lead role of Manfred Bernardo, a powerful psychic and the new guy in town, will be played by François Arnaud (Blindspot). ‘Orphan Black’s’ Dylan Bruce will co-star as Bobo Winthrop, the owner of the local pawn shop and a lot of real estate in the town. ‘Midnight, Texas’ will also star Jason Lewis, Joanne Camp, Parisa Fitz-Henley, John-Paul Howard, Bob Jesser, Arielle Kebbel, Shannon Lorance, Lora Martinez-Cunningham, Peter Mensah, Sarah Ramos, Kyle Pierson, Bernado Saracino, Kellee Stewart, and Tommy Truex.
Monica Owusu-Breen (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and David Janollari (Six Feet Under) serve as executive producers for the series.’Midnight, Texas’ is set to premiere on NBC on April 30, 2017.

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