‘Midnight, Texas’ Star Bernardino Saracino Talks Show’s Diversity

“Midnight, Texas” star Bernardino Saracino has nothing but praise for the show’s diversity.

In a recent interview with New York Daily News, Saracino said that the NBC series does an amazing work in representing different kinds of viewers. “‘Midnight, Texas’ does a great job of representing not only American audiences but also global audiences and how diverse the world truly is,” Saracino said. “NBC is definitely one of the most, if not the most, diverse network on television right now and it’s a huge honor to be a part of this process. Even the supernatural beings represented on the show are diverse.”

Based on the book series of the same name by author Charlaine Harris, “Midnight, Texas” follows the story of young psychic Manfred Barnardo (François Arnaud) who flees his life in Dallas and moves to the mysterious town of Midnight, Texas. Soon after his arrival, a young woman is found dead, leading him to team up with the town’s supernatural residents which include a witch, a fallen angel, a weretiger and a vampire. Saracino plays the role of Chuy Strong, a manicurist who is married to the fallen angel named Joe Strong.

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While “Midnight, Texas” is populated by supernatural beings, Saracino said that the show is also about family. “It’s a town where outsiders can fit in,” the New Mexico-born actor said. “Joe and Chuy are definitely part of that world. They’re just two men full of heart and compassion that found love against all odds.”

Saracino, who is best known for his role in the Benicio Del Toro thriller “Sicario,” made his debut appearance on the NBC series in the show’s series premiere, which aired on July 24. At the end of last Season 1, episode 2, Saracino’s Chuy learned about Joe’s suspicions about the veil to hell opening in Midnight. “Evil is being drawn here — human evil, supernatural evil — and it’s just the beginning,” Joe told Chuy. “The more that evil takes hold, the more the veil frays until it breaks altogether.”

When Chuy asked how Joe knew this, Joe said that he was in Midnight when the veil tore the last time a millennia ago. Chuy is worried about what he just learned, but Joe pointed out that the veil might not completely tear open this time around. “There’s a prophecy,” Joe said. “An army will rise to battle the evil and seal the veil forever. That army will be led by a man…

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