NBC is set to premiere the supernatural drama Midnight, Texas on July 24, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT. The new series is based on the bestselling books by Charlaine Harris and stars Arielle Kebbel, Jason Lewis, Dylan Bruce, Francois Arnaud, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Sarah Ramos, and Yul Vazquez. Midnight, Texas is set in a small town that has an unusual collection of citizens including a vampire, a psychic, a witch, and a werewolf.
Kebbel plays Olivia, a mysterious assassin, and Lewis is an angel who helps protect the town. Together, Kebbel and Lewis talked about their roles in Midnight, Texas, the books, and the appeal of being a part of this new NBC series while at the 2017 WonderCon in Anaheim.
Arielle took the only day she had off from filming her show Midnight, Texas to help campaign for Hillary Clinton and encourage people to vote. I’ve added screencaptures from the live stream video that was placed on Facebook. Enjoy the many screencaptures and don’t forget to vote on November 8th, 2016!
At the time Arielle Kebbel scored the role of the ambitious (and aptly named) sideline reporter Tracy Legette on HBO’s breakout sports drama Ballers, in which she plays the love interest to none other than Mr. Dwayne Johnson himself, the 31-year-old sports nut found herself perfectly at ease. “I’m thankful that my research requires me to sit with my friends and watch football every Sunday,” she says. “Tracy lives in a guy’s world, but she’s also a gal—it’s important that I give her a feminine aspect.”
Set in Miami, Ballers brings things full circle for Kebbel—a Floridian herself, born and raised near Orlando. It’s the latest in a string of impressive TV gigs for the former model, including recurring roles in HBO’s Entourage and True Blood and the CW’s The Vampire Diaries. She’ll extend that supernatural streak with a meaty part in NBC’s new Midnight, Texas, a spooky mystery replete with witches and otherworldly stuff, which premieres this fall.
You’ll also see her taking over a seriously major film franchise in 2018, when she’ll star in Fifty Shades Freed, the third in the Fifty Shades of Grey series, which is already in production. Lucky for us, Kebbel relishes playing sexy as much as she does playing smart. “In Fifty Shades I’m a top architect who just happens to flaunt her body a bit much when she’s around the Greys,” she says. “She has these bright-red nails and loves touching everyone with them; it feels like a character for whom nothing would be too much—and that’s so much fun.”
Returning this summer for her second season on Ballers, Arielle Kebbel makes working in her home state extra hot.
As Tracy Legette on HBO’s Ballers, Arielle Kebbel brings the sexy to the sports world, playing the sassy love interest of Dwayne Johnson’s character on the hit show set in Miami. Sometimes, though, it gets a little too steamy. “One time, DJ and I were doing a love scene and I was getting sweaty,” Kebbel says. “When we called cut, I realized one of my pasties had transferred from me to him in the midst of it all, so we had to take a moment to reset.”
Born and raised in Winter Park, Florida, Kebbel spent her childhood either in the water or riding horses, she says. Today she loves filming in Miami, which she calls “an additional character on our show.” Along with Ballers, which returns for its second season on July 17, Kebbel is starring in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey sequel, Fifty Shades Freed, in which she plays Gia Matteo. “She is so spicy and causes all sorts of drama,” the actress says. “For me, it’s fun to play in that world.”
While Fifty Shades Freed was shot in Vancouver, Kebbel hopes her next project returns her to the South Florida sun. “I heard they’re making a Bad Boys 3,” she says. “Bring me back to Miami!”