It looks like we’ll be taking another trip to ‘Midnight, Texas‘ though a different tour guide is going to be showing us around. The NBC show by ‘True Blood’ creator Charlaine Harris has been picked up for a sophomore season with a new showrunner in place. This renewal isn’t too surprising as the ratings proved it to be the top drama for young adults in the 18-49 range. If anything is surprising, it is that it took this long for an announcement to come!
While Monica Owusu-Breen, who was the showrunner of the first season, is exiting the production, we’ve learned that consulting producers Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder will be taking her place. They’ll also serve as executive producers on the series along with David Janollari. With the new showrunners already intimately involved with the show, this will hopefully be a smooth transition.
The series “averaged a 1.1 rating among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic and 4.2 million viewers when factoring in three days of delayed returns.” The only competition was CBS’s ‘Zoo’ and NBC’s ‘The Night Shift’ which were both canceled. This means that 8 of the 12 series which NBC launched over the 2016-17 run have been renewed. Not a horrible ratio with two-thirds of their shows having successfully finished off their Freshmen year.
It isn’t clear as to when ‘Midnight, Texas’ is slated to return though it will need to get into production soon if it plans on starting at the end of July as the first season did. From what we can tell, all of the main cast including Francois Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Sarah Ramos, and Arielle Kebbel are set to return.
Are you thrilled to hear that we’ll be getting another ‘Midnight, Texas’ outing? Do you think the changing of the guard of showrunners could hint that problems are going on behind the scenes? Share your thoughts below!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter