True Blood Sunday Presents: Real-Life Wolves Used in Season 3

Alan Ball, creator and producer of ‘True Blood,’ fully plans on making season three absolutely fantastic, so much so that he is bringing in real-life wolves to the set so that the animal transformations on the show will be as real as possible.

Stephen Moyer who plays vampire Bill said the upcoming third season’s storyline is packed full of the wild animals. “Yeah!” he told MTV News. “I’ve had to work with wolves. I like werewolves. I love that aspect of the show. It’s going to be amazing this year.”

The actor spoke further about the involvement of the furry beasts. “I’ve been working with real wolves and I mean you don’t get to do that very often,” he said. “We’ve got real wolves in the show amazing. They’re beautiful and huge and wild and they feel like they’re the size of lions. It’s unbelievable.”

When asked what part the werewolves play in the storyline Moyer could only say, “Well, I don’t know if you don’t know very much about the books, but the story is there is a guy who comes in to help Sookie and he will be a part of that gang. I don’t want to give anything away!”

Production kicked off a few months ago and Joe Manganiello was cast as werewolf Alcide. Vampire Bill was kidnapped at the end of season 2 and Sookie uses this new character, Alcide, to find him. In the book by Charlaine Harris, Alcide is summoned by Eric and he ends up having fling with Sookie. However, Alcide is emotionally attached to his on and off girlfriend Debbie Pelt, who will be played by Brit Morgan in season three. But so far the show hasn’t followed the books exactly, so we’ll see if Sookie and Alcide actually have this steamy fling. I sure hope so though, Joe Manganiello is absolutely gorgeous.

– Moonlight features True Blood Sunday every week as a fix for the  truest True Blood fans between seasons. We’re here for you every Sunday until Season 3 starts on June 13th.

By Moonlight

Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).


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  3. when are you going to put in bubba? i have been looking forward to him, i think he is a very important charactor in true blood and it would be very dissapointing if he is left out.

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