True Blood Season 3 Casting News: Meet Claudine

May 11, 2010

British actress Lara Pulver has been cast as the protective guardian for Sookie Stackhouse on HBO‘s True Blood.  This is a recurring role for the character, Claudine, who is actually Sookie‘s fairy godmother.

Lara was recently seen in the BBC-America series, Robin Hood.  In an article on The Ausiello Files, Michael Ausiello said that Ms. Pulver has not read any of Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire books, but she is aware that Claudine is a major player in two of them.

In the books, Claudine is sent to be Sookie‘s guardian angel.  Will there be fairy dust in the air?  We’ll have to wait and see how the role plays out in Season 3, which begins on June 13th.


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True Blood Season 3 Casting News: Meet Michael Steger

May 11, 2010

This just in! Entertainment Weekly just found out that ‘90210’ star, Michael Steger, will be making a guest star appearance on True Blood in the upcoming season 3.  He will be portraying a gay prostitute, Tony,  who gets picked up by the King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington, who is played by Denis O’Hare. The king finds Tony attractive because he resembles the king’s current steady, Talbot, who is played by Theo Alexander.  Steger is currently slated for one episode of True Blood but may return on a recurring basis in season 4. Rumors circulated that Steger might be leaving ‘90210’, but producers for the show say that Steger has no plans on leaving his regular gig.  What an amazing transition from teen drama to vampire drama! Welcome aboard Mr. Steger!

SOURCE:  Entertainment Weekly

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True Blood Season 3 Casting News: Meet Calvin Norris

March 11, 2010

New True Blood Season 3 casting news regarding the casting of Calvin Norris who set to be played by Gregory Sporleder.  You will recall in casting calls for Calvin Norris, he is described as a big, rugged, bare-chested man in his 40s, but there is something more about him.


In the book series Calvin Norris is another supernatural being that we are going to meet.  In Calvin‘s case he is part of the were community but specially a were-panther.  Now is Alan going to go along this route or not we will have to wait and see, but we will be first introduced to him in Episode 2, “Beautifully Broken” where we will see him upset when the police arrive with a warrant to search his rundown trailer.  According to the casting call Calvin will be a strong recurring character.

Audiences may recognize Mr. Sporleder from his many appearances in film and television including his work in “The Crazies,” “Black Hawk Down”, and “The Rock”.


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True Blood Season 3 Casting News: Additional Roles Set

February 14, 2010

Even more minor roles have been added to Season 3 of True Blood, so we’ve got a new update for you!

First, starting with Episode 4, “9 Crimes“, is the recurring role of Felton Norris, who will be played by James Harvey Ward. Felton Norris is described as a violent young punk who is related to Calvin Norris. He also strips Lafayette‘s car and helps to beat up Lafayette.

James Harvey Ward

Another minor role is Sylvianne Chebance, who will only appear in Episode 2, “Beautifully Broken“. Her part is only described as a Were-Bitch who will be seen naked in a flashback of World War II pleading for help (in German) before suddenly transforming.

Sylvianne Chebance

Episode 2 has a couple more roles beyond Sylvianne‘s, and those include Tamara Frapasella as a henchwoman and John Rezig as Deputy Kevin Ellis.

John Rezig

Tamara Frapasella

The final character added to True Blood is Gus who will appear in Episode 3, “It Hurts Me Too“. Gus will be played by Don Swayze, who is the brother of deceased actor Patrick Swayze.

Sounds to me like there will be some interesting sub-plots brewing when we finally see Season 3 of True Blood air in June!


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True Blood Season 3 Casting News for Episode 3.03 “It Hurts Me Too”

February 5, 2010

Some more additional True Blood season 3 casting news from SpoilerTV this time for Episode 3.03, “It Hurts Me Too.” SpoilerTV is reporting that a casting call has gone out for the role of Hollis who is described as an African-American male in his mid 40’s and has the physique of an NFL lineman “or has just eaten one” and works as a bouncer in a bar. He is a nice guy who knows Alcide well (though he’s suspicious of Alcide‘s guest, Sookie) and he bursts in to help Alcide when he is getting the crap beaten out of him.  Afterwards he gives Alcide some unexpected bad news about his fiancee, Debbie Pelt (who we now know will be played by Brit Morgan).

SOURCE:  SpoilerTV

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True Blood Season 3 Casting News: A Few Additions

January 29, 2010

Well True Blood fans, today we have some casting news for you. We know that in season 3, episode one, which is entitled “Pack Of Wolves” introduces the character Missy who will be played by C.C. Sheffield. We also know that Season 3, episode two, which is entitled “It Hurts Me Too” will feature 3 new characters. A creepy biker who will be played by Andy Mackenzie, Rosie who will be played by Tess Alexandra Parker, and a vampire server who will be played by Ethan Stone.

To learn a little bit more about some of these actors we have found out that Andy Mackenzie has been seen in movies such as “The Zodiac” and “Shoot ‘Em Up”. The biker/werewolf that Andy will be playing in True Blood will be a menace to Sookie, but he will find out that she is not the easy victim he anticipated.

Tess Alexandra Parker has appeared in “The Ugly Truth” and “Wonderland”, while C.C. Sheffield’s character, Missy, is one of the college girls that will end up in bed with Jason Stackhouse. The girls try to get him all excited for some threesome fun by making out with each other. Unfortunately Jason doesn’t seem very enthusiastic about it. Jason seems to be haunted by what he did because he can’t seem to stop picturing them without bullet holes in their heads.

Everything we seem to find out about the new season of True Blood just seems to get fan’s blood racing. We can’t wait to see the new storylines and how they will play out with these new characters and phenomenal actors!

Andy Mackenzie
Andy Mackenzie
C.C. Sheffield
Tess Alexandra Parker
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True Blood Season 3 Casting News: Meet Crystal Norris

December 19, 2009

Lindsay-PulsipherAccording to The Hollywood Reporter, “The Beast” co-star Lindsay Pulsipher has been cast to play the role of Crystal Norris in Season 3 of True Blood. According to the casting calls she is described as a barefoot, sundress-wearing woman who shares an electric connection with Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten) before vanishing into the forest.  Now we will have to wait and see if her character will follow the same path as in the books or will it have a life of its own in the show as Lafayette‘s character did.  Either way each additional casting news that comes out just builds on the anticipation for the return of season 3 of True Blood.


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True Blood Season 3: A Roll Call Of Who’s New

December 18, 2009

bigger-photo-of-vampires_on_true_bloodSeason 3 of True Blood has now started shooting. However, Season 2 has left us with enough questions to ponder on until the show returns for Season 3 in 2010. For example, we are left wondering: Who took Bill? What is Sookie? Will Sam finally meet his real parents? What will happen to Jessica and Hoyt? Alan Ball has also assured fans that the Viking vampire, Eric Northman, will be a prominent character in Season 3 and apparently, he’ll be given loads of scenes with a new True Blood character, Yvetta, Fangtasia’s new Czechoslovakian dancer.

However, in spite of all these tantalizing tidbits, we won’t know the answers to our questions until Season 3 of True Blood returns in June. It’s certainly going to be a long wait. However, news has been forthcoming on new cast members who, in addition to vampires, will now include a vampire king, were-bikers, shapeshifters, werewolves and exotic dancers.

Readers of Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Mysteries will be familiar with Alcide Heveraux. Alcide, a werewolf, will now be appearing in Season 3 of True Blood and he will be played by none other than Joe Mangianello, ending months of speculation among die-hard True Blood fans. Alcide is one of the most anticipated new roles in Season 3 of True Blood. He will apparently become Sookie’s new love interest later in the series.

The new cast of vampires expands to include the vampire king Russell Edgington. Readers of the Southern Vampire Mysteries will be familiar with Russell, the gay vampire king of Mississippi. He will be played by Denis O’Hare. Another new vampire joining True Blood is Talbot. He is Russell’s hunky, sarcastic boy-toy and will be played by Theo Alexander. Talbot is described as an “intensely beautiful male vampire [with] the buff good looks of an underwear model.”

Another vampire making an appearance in Season 3 is Franklin Mott, played by James Frain. Franklin will be replacing Eggs as Tara’s new main squeeze. He is described as “sexy, sexy, sexy, sexy.” But let us not forget our favorite vampiress, Pam, played by Kristin Bauer. Formerly a recurring member of True Blood’s cast, Bauer’s role as vampire Pam has been upgraded to regular status. Fans of vampire Pam are undoubtedly cheering at this latest news.

The number of shapeshifters in True Blood has also expanded in Bon Temps. In addition to Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell), we will now be seeing Sam’s brother, Tommy, played by Marshall Allman, another shapeshifter in the Merlotte family.

In addition to Tommy, we’ll also be seeing Joe Lee, Coot and Melinda, all shapeshifters we believe though not to sure yet about Joe Lee played by Cooper Huckabee, Sam Merlotte’s father. Melinda, shapeshifter and Sam’s mother, is played by J Smith-Cameron. Coot, a hunky werewolf biker and leader of the were-bikers, is played by Australian actor, Grant Bowler.

Lest we forget the humans, new additions to the True Blood cast include Shannon Lucio, Alfre Woodard and Gregg Daniel. Shannon will be playing Vampire Bill’s Civil War wife, who he was forced to leave behind after he was turned into a vampire. Alfre Woodard, formerly of Desperate Housewives, will be playing Lafayette’s mother. Meanwhile, Gregg Daniel will be playing Reverend Daniels, the church pastor who counsels Lettie Mae, Tara’s mother. Yvetta, Eric Northman’s new dancer at Fangtasia, will be played by Natasha Alam (The Bold and the Beautiful) who is definitely going to catch the viking vampire‘s eyes as they will have some steamy moments with each other.

With its expanded cast of fascinating, dangerous and libidinous vampires and werewolves, Season 3 promises to continue feeding our obsession with True Blood, delivering to us a Southern Gothic world steamier than the Louisiana climate.


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True Blood Season 3 Casting News: Meet Shannon Welles

December 17, 2009

Bill-Compton-black-shirtMore casting news for season 3 of True Blood.  This time Michael Ausiello from is reporting that Shannon Welles (Roger Sterling’s Mad Men mama) has signed on to guest star in an early season 3 episode as a mysterious old woman who lives in the middle of nowhere.  Now as I recall in previous casting calls this mysterious old woman who lives in the middle of nowhere may be the woman named Olivia in casting calls that Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) is to encounter who she mistakenly believes to be her son.  Now with Bill being kidnapped, will this be an actual scene that he experiences or a flashback scene that he will remember while being tortured.  Either way all these casting news reports this past week is definitely building the frenzy and anticipation of the return of season 3 of True Blood.


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True Blood Season 3 Casting News: Alcide Has Been Cast

December 15, 2009

Joe ManganielloHere is the casting news that many True Blood fans have been waiting for:  who is going to play Alcide Herveaux in Season 3 of True Blood.  The wait is finally over as Michael Ausiello from reports that the werewolf, Alcide Herveaux will be played by Joe Manganiello, best known for playing barkeep Owen on One Tree Hill and Marshall’s law school chum Brad on How I Met Your Mother. As stated in previous casting calls Alcide is described as good-looking, rough-around-the-edges, articulate, heroic, and decent — to assist Sookie in her search for Bill, but unfortunately has a psycho on-again, off-again girlfriend by the name of Debbie Pelt, who is still to be cast.

So True Blood fans what do you think?  Are you happy with the choice?


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