Midnight, Texas TV series trailer is very Charlaine Harris

Vampires, psychics, tigers and bars in the new show from the writer of True Blood

The full trailer has arrived for Midnight, Texas, the TV series based on Charlaine Harris’ trilogy, and fans of True Blood should right feel at home.

Fans of Harris’ vamp series, and the HBO show adapted from it, will recognise some familiar elements (supernatural romance, shapeshifters, bars), and while it’s safe to say that NBC won’t be pushing the sex and gore and creative swearing in the same way as Alan Ball did, it looks like Midnight, Texas should deliver for Harris devotees.

Midnight, Texas is “…a journey into a remote Texas town where no one is who they seem. From vampires and witches to psychics and hit men, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different. As the town members fight off outside pressures from rowdy biker gangs, ever-suspicious cops and their own dangerous pasts, they band together and form a strong and unlikely family.”

The show stars François Arnaud (The Borgias) as our tortured psychic hero Manfred, Sarah Ramos (Parenthood) as Creek (who gets romanced and threatened in the trailer, no obvious supernatural skills yet), Arielle Kebbell (The Grudge 2, The Vampire Diaries) as assassin Olivia, Peter Mensah (True BloodSleepy Hollow) as vampire Lem, Jason Lewis (Charmed) as full-on-winged angel Joe, Parisa Fitz-Henley (Jessica Jones, Luke Cage) as witch Fiji, Yul Vasquez (Captain Phillips) as werewolf-with-a-twist/priest Emilio and Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black) as pawn shop owner Bobo Winthrop, whose supernatural power might be his character name.

Midnight, Texas will start on NBC on 25 July in the US.  No UK broadcaster has been announced. Keep up with the latest genre news with the new issue of SciFiNow.