Fans of HBO’s ‘True Blood‘ can count on meeting several new faces – all of them attractive! – during the gothic drama’s third season.
For starters, New Zealander Grant Bowler – aka Wilhelmina’s fugitive lover, Connor Owens, on ‘Ugly Betty‘ – has landed the recurring role of Coot, says The Hollywood Reporter. Coot is the fearsome head of a biker gang called the F— You Crew. (Subtle, right?) Oh, and he’s a werewolf.
Also bringing the pretty this season is Theo Alexander. The Greece-born newcomer will play Talbot, the “intensely beautiful” bloodsucking beau of Mississippi vampire king Russell Edgington (new series regular Denis O’Hare).
Coming on board as a series regular for Season 3 is Marshall Allman, whom ‘Prison Break’ fans will remember as Lincoln’s son, LJ. Allman has been cast as Sam’s long-lost younger brother, Tommy.
Lastly, and lest the male viewer folk feel deprived, vivacious ‘The O.C.’ alumna Shannon Lucio has been tapped to guest star as Bill’s Civil War-era wife, Caroline Compton.
Production on the new season of ‘True Blood’ got underway this week in Los Angeles. A summer 2010 premiere is expected.