Spoiler: New Weres Cast for True Blood Season 5

December 4, 2011 by  

Lions and Tigers and Weres, Oh My!

Louis Herthum (new werewolf season 5)Well just when we thought True Blood couldn’t get any juicier, it appears that the Were world is going to secure some new story lines in the upcoming Season Five. There has been confirmation that two new actors have been cast as recurring roles.

The Last Exorcism’s Louis Herthum has been cast as (reportedly) Alcide Herveaux‘s (Joe Manganiello) Father JD, who will play a “marine type” who refuses to submit alligence to the new Shreveport pack leader. Herthum has signed on for 5 episodes, hopefully the story of Alcide and his father will have a happy ending, though if it follows suit to the rest of the series storylines, I doubt that is likely.

Kelly Overton (new werewolf season 5)The second addition to the True Blood cast is Kelly Overton of The Ring 2. Overton will play Rikki, a sexy new were, who is determined to find out what has happened to the old pack leader Marcus Overton has signed on for 6 episodes, hopefully she doesn’t meet the same fate as the one she is searching to find answers about…

One thing is certain, the writers for True Blood are expanding the scope of the supernatural world, and letting the world know, that vampires are not the only sexy supes out there… though this point was already made loud and clear with the role of Alcide and the sexy Joe Manganiello.


Sources: Deadline HollywoodWetpaint.com

(Photo Credits: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle, IMDb.com)

  • Anonymous

    I love that AB et al reference the books, but take storylines in their own direction, changing some characters and events, and keeping some.
    It just makes the show it’s own entity, and full of surprises.  I’m looking forward to some new, hot weres!

  • AH I can not wait for season 5!! missing TB soooo much!

  • Well if they follow the book about Alcide and his dad…okay I’ll stop right there. I know some show fans still want to read the books later. So I won’t spoil and just say yes let’s hope they have a “happy ending”, and actually introducing more weres is pretty “book accurate” and the whole series this show is based on shows that there are other “sexy supes” (even the fairies)  out there besides vampires. So for those that say AB and crew don’t read the source material, OH they totally do!!! From all the season 5 spoilers I’ve heard I could tell you exactly which books they might be referencing with the new cast members, even if some of the character names have been changed and or their gender changed, like Eric and his sister (he had a vampire brother in the books :P)