Midnight Texas TV pilot to film in New Mexico
A pilot for planned TV series Midnight Texas will spend the next few weeks filming on location mainly in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The show is a new supernatural drama set in a Texas town called Midnight, and is based on a trilogy of books by author Charlaine Harris. Her series of novels The Southern Vampire Mysteries found huge success on TV as True Blood, running for seven seasons.
“Albuquerque is pleased that Midnight Texas will be filming in and around our city, including sets and production offices at Albuquerque Studios,” said Richard J Berry, mayor of Albuquerque. “We welcome back Universal Television and NBC for this pilot.”
Albuquerque Studios has recently hosted high-profile feature films including drug cartel thriller Sicario, young adult drama Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and the upcoming alien invasion sequel Independence Day: Resurgence.
Midnight Texas will also film scenes in the New Mexico town of Las Vegas, east of Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
New Mexico’s desert locations and generous filming incentive support make it a popular double for Texas. Robert Rodriguez’s Texas-set TV series From Dusk Till Dawn recently announced it would be relocating to New Mexico for a new season.
For more on filming in New Mexico see our production guide.