Sex and the City alum Jason Lewis has joined the cast of NBC’s midseason supernatural drama series Midnight, Texas as a series regular. He will reprise his role from the pilot, which originally had been written as a regular but eventually was cast as a guest starring/recurring.
Based on the book series by True Blood author Charlaine Harris, Midnight, Texas is set in a remote Texas town where no one is who they seem. From vampires and witches to psychics and hitmen, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different. As the town members fight off outside pressures from rowdy biker gangs, ever-suspicious cops and their own dangerous pasts, they band together and form a strong and unlikely family.
Lewis plays Joe Strong, an easygoing tattoo artist with a strong moral compass who lives with his husband and their dog and has supernatural powers of an angel. He joins series regulars François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Sarah Ramos, Peter Mensah, Yul Vazquez and Sean Bridgers.
Monica Owusu-Breen wrote the pilot, which was directed by Niels Oplev. The two executive produce with David Janollari for Universal Television.
Lewis, who also is recurring on TNT’s freshman drama Animal Kingdom, is repped by Don Buchwald & Associates and Silver Lining Entertainment. He also stars in indies Running Wild opposite Sharon Stone and Half Magic opposite Heather Graham, Thomas Lennon, Chris D’Elia and Molly Shannon.