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True Blood Season 7 Meet the New James


True Blood has found it’s new “James”. Nathan Parsons has been cast to play the role of James. Luke Grimes who had played the character and love interest for Vampire Jessica had asked to be released from his contract.

TVLine reported that : “He initially joined the show because he wanted to work with [his Forever co-star] Deborah Ann Woll,” explained a source close to the actor. “But when he started reading the scripts for Season 7, he was disappointed to learn that they were going in a completely different direction with James.”

Per Ausiello:  “According to a True Blood insider, James will find himself at the center of a surprising love triangle in Season 7.”

Another love triangle! Hmm Jessica/James/Jason perhaps?


True Blood Season 6 Casting News

True Blood is busy filming for season 6 and have cast a few new characters listed below.

Episode 6.05 titled “F#ck the Pain Away”:

Catherine DePrume

Ben’s Mother- the role has been cast by Catheryn DePrume

The casting call for this character: “In episode 6.05 of True Blood, we’ll meet Ben’s mother and father via flashback.”


Somtchai- role has been cast by Danielle Yu

The casting call for this character:

[SOMCHAI] A drop-dead gorgeous Thai woman who speaks English passably well, she’s used as an incentive for vampires to engage in therapy…CO-STAR


Violet- cast by Karolina Wydra. Casting call for this character:

A sexy, dangerous vampire named Violet will be part of a love triangle in seasons 6 & 7. (Looks like she’ll be the 3rd side of the love triangle involving Jason and the other new vampire, Wes; unless of course there’s gonna be more than one triangle, or the triangle turns into a square or something.)

True Blood episode 6.03 “Dr. Overlark” was filled by : John Fleck



UPDATE:  Anna Camp will be back for season 6 of True Blood. Yes the wife of Rev. Newlin will be on the show again!

Anna Camp is on her way back to Bon Temps.

The actress – currently appearing on Vegas and The Mindy Project – will reprise her role as Sarah Newlin on True Blood Season 6, according to TV Line sources.


True Blood Season 6 Casting News


Jurnee Smollett will join the cast of True Blood for season 6. Jurnee Smollett played the role of Jess Merriweather on “Friday Night Lights”.


The actress is joining True Blood’s upcoming sixth season as a series regular. Additionally,90210‘s Amelia Rose Blaire has landed a recurring stint on the HBO hit.

Smollett, who will next be seen in NBC’s midseason thriller Do No Harm, will play Nicole, a do-gooder who possesses the rosy outlook of someone that life hasn’t beaten down yet. She’s not concerned with money and more concerned with the doing what’s right.

Blaire, meanwhile, will portray Willa, the daughter of Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell (played by Arliss Howard). She has long clashed with her father over vampire rights.


The casting call info for the roles states:

[NICOLE JANNSEN] Bi-Racial (African American / Caucasian) Mid 20s.   A true bleeding heart. She’s not at all concerned with money, she’s concerned with the common good and doing what’s right. Probably went to Bryn Mawr and drives an old Saab. Life hasn’t beaten her down yet.  She and her band of well-meaning liberal advocates model themselves after the civil rights activist “Freedom Riders” of the Sixties. A do-gooder to the core, Nicole’s naive optimism is charming but ultimately vaguely idiotic and dangerous…SERIES REGULAR

[WILLA BURRELL] Female, Caucasian, 22, a pretty co-ed, she is Governor Burrell’s (Arliss Howard) daughter. While her position is against her fathers plans she is powerless to stop him from his agenda…RECURRING


True Blood Season 6 Casting News

TV Line posted the following casting news. Sounds like a new love interest for Sookie???

Move over, Bill. And Eric. And Alcide. There’s a new man in Sookie’s life — and he’s putting down stakes in Bon Temps. True Blood has tapped  English actor Rob Kazinsky (EastEnders) to join the Season 6 cast as a series regular, TVLine has learned. Kazinsky — whose biggest TV credit stateside was an arc on Brothers & Sisters — will play Ben, a highly charismatic faerie who takes a liking to Sookie (and vice-versa) and helps Sookie and Jason delve deeper into the mystery of their parents’ murders. This marks True Blood‘s second major Season 6 hire. As TVLine reported last month, acting vet Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) has also come on board in the series regular role of Macklyn, a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason. True Blood‘s sixth season is slated to premiere in June.


UPDATE:  the casting call for this character was posted on the site on  10/4/12:  link here:

Season six will introduce us to several new characters, including Ben, a new series regular, a low-key Southern guy who will be getting close to Sookie. However, this charming and handsome dude’s dark side is, like, super dark. We’ll also meet the governor of Texas, a Rick Perry-type who is a warmonger, and his daughter, who is pretty and originally comes off as fearful, but will prove to be quite tough. Both will recur throughout the season.

So what do you think about this new character??

True Blood Casting News Season 6

TV Line reported a new addition to the True Blood cast. SPOILER ALERT Don’t peek if you don’t want to know:

True Blood has made its first major Season 6 hire, and it’s pretty bloody fangtastic. Acting vet Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner) is joining the HBO smash as a series regular, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Hauer will play Macklyn, a mysterious and sinister figure with deep ties to Sookie and Jason.

Hauer is well known for his portrayal of Blade Runner‘s Roy Batty, a renegade robot trying to evade capture in Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi film. But the Dutch actor has a varied resume that includes parts in movies like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Batman Begins and Sin City and guest roles in TV’s Smallville and Alias. In 1988, he won a Golden Globe for his work in the TV movie Escape From Sobibor.


So what do you think about this new addition to the show? Could he be playing the mysterious “Warlow”? The contract when read said it was M. Warlow. Does the M stand for Macklyn? At first when I saw the casting I thought he might be cast as Niall but now I’m thinking he might be Warlow. Waiting sucks!

Meet True Blood’s New Vampire Alexander

True-blood.net posted a casting news for season 5 of True Blood. Their source states that Jacob Hopkins will play the vampire “Alexander” an Authority panel member.

The casting call stated for his character:

[ALEXANDER] 9 years old. An impetuous young vampire who was turned at the age of 9, he’s an Authority council member who loves cigarettes and razzing his fellow council members…RECURRING link here:

SOURCE:  UPDATE–LA Casting has confirmation of this on their site! He will play “Alexander Drew” on True Blood. IMDB resume:

Such an angelic face on what may be a very non-angelic vampire! Can’t imagine having a child turned into a vampire. His character is set to be in episode 5.02 “Authority always wins” according to the casting call. Waiting sucks!

True Blood Season 5 Casting News Meet Kibwe

Deadline.com reported that Peter Mensah has been cast as Kibwe- “chancellor for The Authority”.

[box] EXCLUSIVE: Peter Mensah will join True Blood in a recurring role as Kibwe, Chancellor for the Authority. Originally from Africa, Kibwe works toward mainstreaming under Roman’s tenure. Mensah has appeared in films including Zack Snyder’s 300, Antoine Fuqua’s Tears Of The Sun, Touchstone Pictures’ Hidalgo and James Cameron’s Avatar. His television credits include Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Witchblade, The Pretender and Star Trek: Enterprise.[/box]


UPDATE:  “mainstreaming under Roman’s tenure”. It was speculated that perhaps Christopher Meloni’s character is “Roman”

Just noticed this on imdb: (Huge thanks to Trueblood Confidential) Listed under Christopher Meloni’s filmography:

True Blood (TV series)

– Authority Always Wins (2012) … Roman
– Turn! Turn! Turn! (2012) … Roman



Chris Meloni Joins the Cast of True Blood

Finally the negotiations are over and yes Chris Meloni is joining True Blood’s fifth season. Per TVLine:

According to executive producer Alan Ball, the former Law & Order: SVU front man will play, ”An ancient, powerful vampire who holds the fate of Bill and Eric in his hands.”

Michael Ausiello also teases fans with this:

Urgent Notice: I’ll be revealing more details about Meloni’s vamp alter ego in the next 24 hours on Twitter, so best start following me at @MichaelAusiello now!

I’ll keep an eye out for fans as well. Waiting sucks but now we have a new face for the powerful vampire! Can’t wait.

UPDATE: More info from Ausiello on Meloni’s role on True Blood: 

Question: OK, I’ll bite: What else can you tell me about Chris Meloni’s role on True Blood? —Diego
Ausiello: He’s the mastermind of… something. Guesses? Hit the comments. And then look for the answer on Twitter very soon!

I’m guessing perhaps the mastermind of ……”The Authority”..just my guess!

UPDATE: Here is what Michael posted earlier today:

So now we know that Chris will be in charge of the “mainstream movement”. Just hope it will make sense on the show.

True Blood Season 5 Casting News Meet Salome

Valentina Cervi will be joining the cast of True Blood in season 5. The Italian actress will play the part of Salome. TV Line’s Michael Ausiello reports that “her character sounds like the love child of Russell and Maryann.”

The 35-year-old beauty will play Salome, an ancient vampire who is a world class seductress and fiercely intelligent. She also has quite a lot of madness in her. She is the most powerful person in every way yet capable of hiding this power when it serves her purposes.


So True Blood fans what do you think of this bit of news? With Russell back in season 5 plus another character who is also a bit on the mad side what mayhem will they cause? Waiting sucks!

True Blood Season 4 Casting News

Imdb posted the following new cast members for True Blood season 4 episode 4.03  “If You Love Me Why am I Dyin?” . (a HUGE thanks to M who posted on Facebook!). Looks like we finally have the camera operator:

Casting News:

VAMPIRE This leering vampire is caught on tape feeding on a woman. He’s desperate to escape the dire consequences…8 lines, 2 scenes (11) This part is now  filled by Aubrey Deeker

[FANGBANGER] This hot, stupid man enjoys being bitten by Pam and shouts out commands to her. He’s disappointed when she takes off…3 lines, 1 scene (16) The part of the Fangbanger is now filled by: Sam Horrigan

[CAMERA OPERATOR] In his 20s, righteous and bearded, a somewhat dimwitted yokel, he’s seen on a grainy YouTube video, making underground films of vampires feeding, thus entrapping them. The camera operator loves being on camera to promote his cause of warning America about vampires…1 speech & 1 line, 1 scene (11) Brian Treitler has been cast as the Camera Operator

True Blood Season 4 Casting News: Meet Antonia

Deadline.com announced that Paola Turbay has jointed HBO’s True Blood cast as a recurring member. She will play the part of Antonia. Below is the casting call for her role:

True Blood’s Season 4 episode 4.03 “If you love me-why am I dyin?”

[ANTONIA] 20s to 40s. FIERCE. Must speak fluent Spanish. First appears in episode 2 and then again in episodes 3,4,5 and 6.

The Houston, TX-born Turbay, who moved to Colombia at age 10, is former Miss Colombia and Miss Universe runner-up. She made her U.S. series debut as a regular on CBS’ Cane and has been recurring on USA’s Royal Pains. Turbay is with Domain and KLWG Management. SOURCE

Casting News for True Blood Season 4

Imdb.com posted two new cast members for Season 4 of True Blood.

Casting news for Season 4 states that Brandon Molale has been cast as Officer X. Source imdb.com

In addition to Brandon, imdb also shows that Randy Wayne has been cast in the role of  Matt. Both of the actors are listed as appearing in two episodes for Season 4 (but this is likely to change as the season continues to film). Waiting for the new season still sucks but at least we are starting to get more information.