The Monday night program focuses on a town named Midnight, where a bunch of misfits with supernatural powers and erie secrets seemingly co-exist.
TooFab chatted with Lewis and Fitz-Henley about their personal dark secrets feeling like they didn't belong in their childhood towns and how that experience influenced their characters.
“It gave me such an appreciation when I saw that this story was about people who felt that way. You know reading in the books about Fiji Cavanaugh, my character, I felt like I was in my own head as I listened to her thoughts about herself and the world around her. I related so much to it,” Fitz-Henley said.
“I grew up biracial in a religious community that was very small, but high faith,” she continued. “I was in a tiny city inside of a larger city where we would get made fun of from being from where we were. I had like one parent at home, there were a lot of things that I just felt like I'm not normal and I wish I was normal and this is what normal is and I'm not that. And as I grew up I started to realize that normal is overrated.”
Lewis also believes everyone can relate to at least one of the characters in "Midnight" because we have all felt out of place at some point in the life.
“Who hasn't felt like an outsider growing up or that they don't belong or striving to find some acceptance somewhere and I love stories that include that and that's definitely the heart of our story is to find family where you find it.”