The first casting call has been released for True Blood‘s third season and reveals some juicy details about what’s coming up. Assuming Alan Ball didn’t sneak in some fake information, here’s who we’ll see on True Blood next summer:
Tommy Mickens, Sam’s long lost younger brother. He has a scar on his face from ear to cheek, works at a tire store in Arkansas, and a family with a bad reputation. He doesn’t know who Sam is when Sam finds him. Sounds like we’ll also being seeing Tommy nude; the casting call specifies that the role involves “backside nudity”. Another shapeshifter in the family?
During the course of looking for his family, Sam encounters Betty and Marvin, an African-American couple who live on a rundown street in Arkansas. Marvin dislikes the Mickens, but Betty – impressed by Sam’s ability to quiet her pitbull – helps him find Tommy.
As previously reported, the show is casting Talbot, the King of Mississippi’s long-time trophy husband. The official casting call reveals more about the character, however. He’s extremely good-looking, like underwear model hot, with a sarcastic personality. He’ll first appear in episode 3.02 as he shows Bill around the mansion where he’s been “invited” to stay. Does this mean Bill was kidnapped by the King?
Jesus Velasquez is a recurring character in season 3 with the possibility of becoming a regular in season 4. Let’s absorb that for a moment; the casting call for the beginning of season 3 already assumes there will be a fourth season. Hurrah! Back to the character, he’s gay, Latino, and – naturally – gorgeous. A good-natured guy, he works as an orderly at a nursing home, caring for an elderly patient who makes racist remarks that he takes in stride. He first appears in episode 3.02.
Olivia, an elderly woman who uses a walker and an oxygen tank, might be under Jesus Velasquez’s care. She sees Bill and mistakes him for her son. Could he be her ancestor?
Those who have read the books will be familiar with Franklin Mott. Described as “sexy, sexy, sexy, sexy”, this vampire is tall, dark , handsome and has an instant connection with Tara. When she faces down some racist rednecks, he rushes to her aid. Is he too good to be true?
Tara also encounters Reverend Daniels, the pastor at Lettie Mae’s church who tries to bring Tara comfort and reconciliation with her mother. It sounds like Lettie Mae has developed an infatuation with her pastor as well.
In what sounds like a challenging storyline for Bill Compton, True Blood is casting a biker gang called the F*ck You Crew who take turns stabbing and feeding on Bill. Cooter (aka Coot) is the gang’s leader, Louie, Jimmy, and Gus are his subordinates high on V. These are recurring roles.
Jason Stackhouse tries to get it on with Jen and Missy, recent NYU grads who are studying to become vets, but keeps seeing them with bullet holes in their heads. Sounds like Terry isn’t the only one suffering from PTSD.
Yvetta is Eric’s new dancer at Fangtasia, and his lover. She a gorgeous Eastern European who speaks Czech. Although she’s currently only slated for one episode, there’s the option she’ll become a recurring character.
It’s also been revealed that episode 3.01 is titled “Pack of Wolves”.