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Stars of NBC's Midnight, Texas relish the chance to film in Albuquerque

Patrick Hayes
September 12, 2018 10:43 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The cast of Midnight, Texas, which airs on NBC, is enjoying filming in Albuquerque.

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The supernatural drama is based on a book series by Charlaine Harris, who also wrote the books that inspired the show True Blood.

Arielle Kebbel plays Olivia Charity.

“Season 2 of Midnight, Texas is really special because, although we have the supernatural aspect, we have an action-packed season. There’s so much emotional joy and heartache,” she said.

When asked about shooting in Albuquerque, Kebbel said, "I'm so fascinated by the skies here, the sunsets and sunrises are incredible and the land -- there's so much spiritual history.”

Jason Lewis also stars in the show and said, "I've become a real fan of Albuquerque, New Mexico and it offers a lot that I like. I'm a rock climber -- I'm an outdoorsman.”

Midnight, Texas debuted in 2017 and is currently filming its second season at Albuquerque Studios.

“This is one of my favorite projects I’ve gotten to work on so in terms of pressing it out to you all it’s fun, it’s fantasy, we have a collage of really fantastic characters. There’s good heart in the stories though,” said Joe Strong, a fallen angel, living in Midnight.

According to the New Mexico Film Office, the film industry generated $234 million in direct spending last fiscal year and $505 million the year before.

Officials told KOB that tax incentives attract film companies to the Land of Enchantment.

For example, Midnight, Texas receives a 30 percent tax rebate for shooting in the state.

Season 2 of Midnight Texas debuts October 26 on NBC.

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