The oddball collection of residents of Midnight, Texas will have a few new neighbors to deal with in season two of the supernatural drama. NBC’s announced Nestor Carbonell (Bates Motel, Lost), Jaime Ray Newman (The Punisher, Bates Motel), and Josh Kelly (UnREAL) will be a part of the ensemble when the series returns for its second season.
NBC’s casting announcement came with brief descriptions of the three new characters:
- Nestor Carbonell and Jaime Ray Newman will recur as Kai and Patience Lucero, respectively, the owners of Midnight’s new hotel. Their sudden arrival in town causes a stir and has the Midnighters suspicious about what is really going on. Josh Kelly will recur as Walker Chisum, an openly gay demon hunter who has an intense connection with resident angel Joe Strong (Jason Lewis).
- Kai (Carbonell) is a magnetic, holistic energy healer and Patience (Newman) is his savvy and beautiful wife. Drawn to Midnight’s unique energy, they have opened Crystal Desert, a hotel and New Age healing center. Though Kai impresses the Midnighters with his power, some are skeptical of his motives and wonders if he is actually a con man. Patience uses her charm to ingratiate herself to Midnight and takes an immediate liking to Manfred (François Arnaud).
- Walker (Josh Kelly) is a handsome, openly gay demon hunter, much like Joe Strong, the famed angel he admires. When Walker discovers Joe in Midnight, the two develop a bond fighting demons. Driven by revenge and an undeniably intense attraction to one another, Walker will get Joe into more trouble than either expect.
Returning season one cast members include Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, and Peter Mensah. Eric Charmelo (Supernatural), Nicole Snyder (Supernatural) and David Janollari (Six Feet Under) serve as executive producers.
The series is based on the bestselling series of books by Charlaine Harris. Midnight, Texas season two will premiere on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT.