True Blood Season 3 Casting News: Meet Franklin Mott

December 14, 2009 by  

James FrainMore True Blood Season 3 casting news today as The Tudors star (as Thomas Cromwell) James Frain will be joining the cast of True Blood as Franklin Mott, Tara Thornton’s (Rutina Wesley) over-protective vampire squeeze, according to Michael Ausiello from

The English actor, whose TV credits include recurring roles on Invasion (as Eli) and 24 (as Paul Raines), will debut in the second episode of the show’s upcoming third season.

The casting call describes Franklin Mott as a tall, dark, and handsome vampire who seems to have an “immediate and torrid” connection to Tara, but he may not be as warm and loving as he first appears.  It will be very interesting to see him in this role as he plays the sly, devious types very well.  I recall him in the role of J.F. Villifort in the 2002 edition of the “The Count of Monte Cristo” where his good demure hid a devious person.

This is very exciting news as Mr. Frain will certainly bring a interesting flair to the character that will be mesmerizing.


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