An American Were-Tiger in Texas
The upcoming TV series MIDNIGHT, TEXAS will feature a were-tiger. Based on the works of author Charlaine Harris, whose TRUE BLOOD series led to a little television show of the same name, this new series will debut on July 24th on NBC.
Wait. NBC? A NETWORK station? That’s not good. Not only will this limit the amounts of blood and guts they’re allowed to show, but NBC is notorious for canceling shows partway through a season, leaving viewers hanging. They’ve burned me more than once. No thank you, NBC. Fool me once, and all that.
But it’s got a WERE-TIGER in it. Dammit.
And an angel, a necromancer, a vampire, and a witch. Dammit, dammit, dammit. I’m gonna have to watch it. At least it’s inspired by Harris and TRUE BLOOD, so maybe enough people will tune in to achieve the kind of ridiculously high ratings a network series requires to stay afloat. (Then again, it’s not some idiotic reality program or a singing competition, so I’m doubtful.)
Honestly the premise for this one sounds more like BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER than it does TRUE BLOOD. (Well, it does have a spunky waitress who’s gonna end up paired with the spooky-cool male lead, so there’s that much that’ll be formulaic.) The town sits above the Hellmouth, though, or a “veil between the living and hell,” as they call it. And all the supernatural characters will have to team up, ala Buffy and her Scoobies, to fight off what comes slithering through the portal on a weekly basis. It could be a helluvalotta fun. Could also be lame as hell. NBC specializes in lame-as-hell. But let’s hope for the former, anyway.