Trace Lysette
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A new resident is moving to ‘Midnight, Texas’ and her arrival means bad things for good witch Fiji Cavanaugh (Parisa Fitz-Henley).  ‘Transparent”s Trace Lysette joins the cast as glitzy but dark witch Celeste, who is described as:

“Stunningly attractive in a too-much-is-never-enough way. She loves designer labels and would fit in nicely with any of Bravo’s Real Housewives, and when she arrives on Fiji’s doorstep in Episode 5, she delivers a huge announcement.”

Lysette joins three other recently announced new cast members.  Nestor Carbonell (‘Bates Motel’) and Jaime Ray Newman (‘The Magicians’) were cast as Kai and Patience Lucero, owners of the Crystal Desert lodge.  Josh Kelly (‘UnREAL’) joins as gay demon hunter Walker Chisum, who has a connection to fallen angel Joe Strong (Jason Lewis).

‘Midnight, Texas’ is based on the book of the same name, written by Charlaine Harris.  Of course previously, Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse books were converted into HBO’s massive vampire hit ‘True Blood’.  ‘Midnight, Texas’ was developed for TV by Monica Owusu-Breen, who served as showrunner for the first season.  Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder will take over as co-showrunners for the second.  That cast also includes François Arnaud as Manfred Bernardo, a psychic with a mysterious past, Sean Bridgers as Sheriff Livingstone, Dylan Bruce as human pawn shop owner Bobo Winthrop, and Arielle Kebbel as assassin Olivia Charity, who is romantically involved with the vampire “Lem,” played by Peter Mensah.  Sarah Ramos and Yul Vazquez were series regulars for the first season, but will not be for the second.  It’s unknown if their characters are being written off or if they will simply have smaller roles.

Lysette was a cast member of Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ when she accused co-star and series lead Jeffrey Tambor of sexual misconduct, which was then corroborated by other female cast and crew members, resulting in Tabor’s termination from the Golden Globe-winning series.

‘Midnight, Texas’ returns to NBC on Friday, October 26, 2018.

Source: TV Line