Arnaud Archives

Arnaud Archives is your newest online resource dedicated to Canadian actor, François Arnaud. You may know him for his roles in television shows such as The Borgias and Blindspot, and in films such as I Killed My Mother and The Man Who Was Thursday. He currently stars in the new NBC series, Midnight Texas, as Manfred Bernardo. Thank you for visiting the site, and come back soon for the latest updates on François.

First Look Image from Midnight, Texas Season 2

09.06.2018

TVLine has shared some first look photos and details on some returning and upcoming shows, and we got our first image from the new season of Midnight, Texas. Glad to see the gang all together. Don’t miss the season premiere on October 26th!

When the “demonic cancer” François Arnaud teased at Comic-Con manifests at the start of the supernatural drama’s sophomore season, co-showrunner Nicole Snyder says, the medium will experience “maniacal, murderous urges, and the people bearing the brunt are his friends.” But don’t worry: There’s still time for pulpy fun in the spooky Texas town, where Snyder and co-showrunner Eric Charmelo promise a “soapier, sexier, scarier, more salacious” Season 2 in the vein of author Charlaine Harris’ other TV adaptation, True Blood. Along those lines: Olivia and her father will meet face-to-face again (but don’t expect a happy reunion); vampire Lem will undergo a “metamorphosis of sorts,” Charmelo notes; Bobo will become the proprietor of the Cartoon Saloon, a local watering hole that “feels a little bit like Merlotte’s,” Snyder previews; Fiji will learn more about her lineage via a major storyline involving witches; and newly arrived hoteliers Kai (Lost‘s Nestor Carbonell) and Patience (The Magicians‘ Jaime Ray Newman) won’t be universally embraced by the townsfolk — after all, “People get jealous easily in Midnight,” Snyder points out.

BONUS SPOILER!: Remember those spirits we saw in the hotel windows at the end of last season? “The nefarious activity that takes place in the hotel has very little to do with ghosts,” Snyder teases. Charmelo adds that a haunting would seem like a picnic compared to “what’s actually happening.”

Comic-Con International 2018

07.23.2018

It’s that time of the year again! François and the rest of the cast of Midnight, Texas attended the third day of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. They had another Q&A panel at the convention, as well as interviews and photo sessions. I have updated the gallery with high-quality photos of François at several events held during the convention as well as portraits taken. Also check out some highlights from the panel below. Here’s hoping the full panel will be released soon!


Midnight, Texas Is Coming to Comic-Con

07.12.2018

NBC has officially announced their Comic-Con 2018 line-up appearance. For the second year in a row, the cast of Midnight, Texas will be attending for a Q&A panel and to present a sneak peek of the new season! Have fun to all those going, and for us who can’t, fingers crossed both the panel and the sneak peek makes it online.

“Midnight, Texas” (Presented by Universal Television)
– 2:45-3:45 p.m., Room 6BCF, San Diego Convention Center

– Welcome back to a place where being normal is strange and only outsiders fit in. Join your fellow “Midnighters” for a sneak peek of season two and a Q&A session with the cast and producers: François Arnaud (“The Borgias”), Dylan Bruce (“Orphan Black”), Parisa Fitz Henley (“Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance”), Arielle Kebbel (“The Vampire Diaries”), Jason Lewis (“Sex and the City”), Peter Mensah (“True Blood”), executive producers David Janollari (“Six Feet Under”), Eric Charmelo(“Supernatural”) and Nicole Snyder (“Supernatural”).

– Season two of “Midnight, Texas” premieres Friday, October 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC

Midnight, Texas Season Premiere Date

06.20.2018

NBC has announced the premiere dates for their Fall 2018-19 line-up, and the second season of Midnight, Texas will premiere on October 26th, 9/8c! Additionally, filming has already begun and François shared a pic on set via his Instagram account, and we got to say, Manfred 2.0 is looking very good!

Manfred 2.0 day 1 #midnighttexas #thisfall #nbc

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NBC Unveils Fall 2018-19 Schedule

05.14.2018

NBC has released their fall 2018-19 schedule, and the second season of Midnight, Texas will air on Fridays! The first season aired during the summer and on Tuesday nights, so it’s a big move for the show. No premiere dates have been announced. Here’s the full schedule:

MONDAY
8-10 P.M. — The Voice
10-11 P.M. — MANIFEST

TUESDAY
8-9 P.M. — The Voice
9-10 P.M. — This Is Us
10-11 P.M. — NEW AMSTERDAM

WEDNESDAY
8-9 P.M. — Chicago Med
9-10 P.M. — Chicago Fire
10-11 P.M. — Chicago P.D.

THURSDAY
8-8:30 P.M. — Superstore
8:30-9 P.M. — The Good Place
9-9:30 P.M. — Will & Grace
9:30-10 P.M. — I FEEL BAD
10-11 P.M. — Law & Order: SVU

FRIDAY
8-9 P.M. – Blindspot
9-10 P.M. — Midnight, Texas
10-11 P.M — Dateline NBC

SATURDAY
8-10 P.M. — Dateline Saturday Night Mystery
10-11 P.M. – Saturday Night Live (encores)

SUNDAY
7-8:20 P.M. — Football Night in America
8:20-11 P.M. — NBC Sunday Night Football

NBC Renews Midnight, Texas for Season 2

02.15.2018

The long, scorching wait is over! Midnight, Texas has officially been renewed for a second season. However, the renewal comes with some major changes. Consulting producers, Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder, will serve as the new showrunners and executive producers for the second season. Additionally, two cast members, Sarah Ramos and Yul Vazquez (who portrayed Creek and the Rev, respectively), will not be coming back as series regulars. Though there is still hope for them to return as guest stars. So excited and looking forward to another amazing season!

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Feb. 14, 2018 — “Midnight, Texas,” the #1 summer broadcast drama in the 18-49 demo, has been renewed for a second season on NBC.

Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder, who served as consulting producers on the first season and have an overall deal with Universal Television, will be showrunners for season two and will executive produce along with David Janollari. The series is produced by Universal Television and David Janollari Entertainment.

The supernatural thriller, which is based on the best-selling book series by Charlaine Harris (author of the novels that inspired “True Blood”), takes a journey into a remote Texas town where nothing is what it seems. In Midnight, Texas, being normal is strange and only outsiders fit in. It’s a mysterious safe haven for those who are different — a perfect place for anyone looking to hide from the outside world.

“I am stoked at the prospect of a second season of ‘Midnight, Texas,’” Harris said. “I can’t wait to revisit my favorite town to discover what its inhabitants have been up to the past few months. Now the viewers, who’ve been asking me questions daily, will have their reward.”

The series stars François Arnaud (“The Borgias”) as Manfred, a charming, powerful psychic who can communicate with spirits and finds safety in Midnight surrounding himself with both human and supernatural allies. Midnight is also home to Bobo, proprietor of the town’s local pawn shop (Dylan Bruce, “Orphan Black”); Fiji, a witch who owns the local wiccan shop (Parisa Fitz-Henley, “Luke Cage”); Olivia, a mysterious assassin with a weapon for every occasion (Arielle Kebbel, “Ballers”); Joe, an angel who knows all of Midnight’s secrets, having been around for millennia (Jason Lewis, “Sex and the City”); Lemuel, a wise vampire with a long history in Midnight (Peter Mensah, “True Blood”); and others.

In praising “Midnight, Texas” last summer, USA Today said the series was “a genuinely fun summer diversion” while the Los Angeles Times added the show was “a charming new take on spooky old stories, with enough magic to keep even cynical viewers engaged.”

“Midnight, Texas” was last summer’s #1 drama on the broadcast networks in the key 18-49 demographic. “Midnight, Texas” ran undefeated in its 10 p.m. Monday timeslot versus its regular ABC and CBS competition in 18-49.