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NYCC Interview: Roundtable with Peter Mensah from MIDNIGHT, TEXAS

Peter Mensah teases us about what we’ll see from Lem in season two of MIDNIGHT, TEXAS.

Season one of Midnight, Texas ended on a cliffhanger. With everyone finally happy in the finale, we couldn’t help but feel that trouble was on its way. So when we got the chance to sit down with Peter Mensah, who plays Lem the vampire and Olivia’s boyfriend, we wanted to know just what kind of trouble we should be expecting.

It is Midnight after all. The status quo is always going to be challenged and this season we know that a new hotel is being developed and newcomers will be coming into town. Now, as the season evolves, are they the problem or do they reveal the problem’s already in Midnight?

We couldn’t help but notice from the pilot despite repeatedly refusing Lem’s advances to turn her, Olivia was quite enjoying the new life. But from what we saw last season, this power couple had their own share of rocky road. So we had to find out, how was their relationship going to change come season two?

This season is very interesting because the story takes him into some very challenging territories which would have been easier if he was human but he hasn’t been human in so long that he’s lost touch with all of those things and yet he has to find it in order to connect with his wife.

MIDNIGHT TEXAS — “Pilot” — Pictured: Peter Mensah as Lemuel — (Photo by: NBC)

Of course it’s worth noting that Midnight, Texas fans are passionate and it’s no secret that when a TV show has a huge following, it really helps to boost morale around set and makes working on a project way more enjoyable. So I wanted to know just how fans’ response has been for them.

Firstly one of the greatest joy is you know when you do your job and people respond to it so the positive response is obviously encouraging. We’re more willing to take risks and be more expressive because we want to show more so hopefully we’ve been able to d that this season and the audience will have a lot more to know about the characters that they love.

Midnight, Texas premieres on NBC October 26 at 9/8c

By Shannon

A storyteller at her core, Shannon loves writing about the stories that inspire her everyday. When she’s not busy writing and binge watching TV, you can catch her out exploring the world and trying new foods and activities. “At least try it once. Even if it doesn’t work out, at least you’ll have a good story to tell.”

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