Hello again True Blood fans, it’s been a while hasn’t it? I’m sure if you are like me you are going through some pretty bad True Blood withdrawal since that last episode of season two so many months ago. But there‘s good news fellow fans! True Blood is back in play… no, season three hasn’t started yet, BUT they have started casting the new players in the upcoming season, which is something. Not only that but production on the third season of True Blood begins this week in Los Angeles. So far four new actors have been added to the bunch; Marshal Allman, Grant Bowler, Denis O’Hare and Shannon Lucio.
Marshal Allman: This young Texan just landed the roll of Tommy Mickens, the long-lost younger brother of Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) who works at a Tire Depot in Arkansas. Marshall Allman, who you may have seen on Fox’s Prison Break, playing the teenage son of Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell), recently guest-starred on AMC’s Mad Men and FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Grant Bowler: This sexy Australian also got a role in season three but he isn’t saying which role. Booo! All he said on it is, “Mate, it’s HBO and it’s the King … it’s the chance to work for an Oscar-winner (series creator Allan Ball) and alongside an Oscar-winner (Anna Paquin).” You may have seen this actor in Ugly Betty or in Lost. Like I said we still don’t know which role he got but people are betting it’s either Cooter, leader of the biker gang, or Franklin Mott, another hot vampire.
Denis O’Hare: This well known actor will be playing Russell Edgington, the vampire King of Mississippi, who plays a role in Sookie’s search for Bill. You may have seen him in movies like Baby Mama or The Proposal, or on shows Brothers & Sisters and Law & Order.
Shannon Lucio: Lucio will play Caroline Compton, the wife of Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) who lived during the Civil War. Amber Dawn Landrum played the character in a flashback on the show’s first season. Shannon Lucio will be seen in flashbacks, possibly beginning as early as the first episode, and will be a recurring character. Like Marshal she is also on Prison Break, not only that but she’s been in Grey’s Anatomy as well.
Those are the new cast members that we know of so far. Are you as excited as we are? Let us know.