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.

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.

François Arnaud Joins UnREAL Season 4

10.24.2017

François is one of the six new faces we’ll be seeing in the fourth season of UnREAL! It’s going to be quite a long wait though. The third season hasn’t even started airing yet, which is slated to premiere on February 26, 2018. Don’t worry, Midnighters, TVLine assured in the article that François will still be available for Midnight, Texas should the show gets a second season. For now, here’s a short description on François character:

TOMMY | (Arnaud), “a charming and ambitious game producer who has been plucked out of basic cable and given a shot at the big leagues.”

Midnight, Texas Off to Solid Ratings Start

07.26.2017

Great news, guys! Midnight, Texas had a great start ratings-wise. It has been labeled as the highest-rated drama series premiere this summer. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew!

DEADLINE – NBC made a seamless transition in the Monday 10 PM slot, with new supernatural drama Midnight, Texas drawing a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating and 3.6 million viewers for its premiere, on par with the Season 2 debut (and Season 2 average) in the hour for the unscripted Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge earlier this summer.

Midnight, Texas easily topped the 10 PM preview of new ABC drama Somewhere Between, which debuted to a lackluster 0.6 in the demo and 3.07 million viewers, just a tenth higher in 18-49 than the premiere of the short-lived Still Star-Crossed in the time period earlier this summer.

In Live+same day adults 18-49, Midnight, Texas ranks as the highest rated drama series premiere — new or returning — this summer and ties NBC’s recently canceled The Carmichael Show as the highest rated scripted summer series opener this summer.

François Arnaud to Star in She’s in Portland

07.25.2017

New project alert! Deadline has reported that François has joined the cast of Marc Carlini’s indie film, She’s in Portland. Exciting!

It follows two thirtysomething guys who, after a college reunion, decide to take a road trip up the California coast to find Maggie, the one that got away. Dewey plays Wes, a charismatic East Coast banker grappling with a stressful home life and a marriage that’s gone cold. Arnaud is Luke, a Los Angeles creative struggling with his career and life as a lonely single guy.

‘Midnight, Texas’ Coming to SDCC 2017

06.30.2017

Deadline has reported that NBC is bringing Midnight, Texas to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con on July 22nd! Executive producer, Monica Owusu-Breen and the major cast are all likely to attend. It’s more exciting as the panel will be held just two days before the series premiere.

The network is bringing the July 24-debuting series based author Charlaine Harris’ book trilogy to the San Diego confab, I’ve learned. No world on the location at the convention center, but the Universal TV- and David Janollari Entertainment-produced drama will be showing up for a panel July 22. That’s just two days before the show executive produced by Niels Arden Oplev, Monica Owusu-Breen and Janollari premieres on the Comcast-owned net.

From what I hear, Owusu-Breen as well as the major cast of Midnight are likely to be in attendance for the panel. For those of you who like to name check, that cast includes François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Sarah Ramos, Peter Mensah, Yul Vazquez and Jason Lewis.