Aussie Grant Bowler Joins True Blood For Season 3 (SPOILERS)

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Grant Bowler joins the cast of True Blood season 3

Grant Bowler joins the cast of True Blood season 3

Australia’s Sunday Telegraph confirms that Grant Bowler has joined the cast of True Blood for season 3. Bowler isn’t saying which character he’ll play, but he’s excited about the opportunity:

“Mate, it’s HBO and it’s the King … it’s the chance to work for an Oscar-winner [series creator Allan Ball] and alongside an Oscar-winner [Anna Paquin],” he said.

Bowler is currently co-starring on Ugly Betty as the dasterdly Connor Owens, the man who charmed even the scheming Wilhelmina. You may also recognize him as Captain Gault from Lost, which stars Carrie Preston’s hubby Michael Emerson. Bowler will be bi-coastal while filming True Blood in Los Angeles and Ugly Betty in New York, but it sounds like he’s up for the challenge.

Now, who do you think he’ll play? My money is on either Cooter, leader of the biker gang, or Franklin Mott, the “sexy, sexy, sexy” vampire who sweeps Tara off her feet.

Updated 12.02.09: The Hollywood Reporter confirms that Bowler will play Cooter, who is also a werewolf.

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22 Comments

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  2. Destiny

    November 28, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    I hope he is playing Franklin Mott because he and Tara would be hot together!

  3. truebloodqueen

    November 28, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    omg! when does season 3 come on? i have been so busy with college and my new born, i have not had time to find out anything about the new show.

    • Mel

      November 28, 2009 at 2:49 pm

      Season 3 is set to debut in June 2010.

      • Karla

        December 1, 2009 at 5:51 pm

        thats too long…!!!!! im going crazy here :(

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  5. Tiera

    November 28, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    i don’t remember him from LOST, which is normal because i don’t remember a lot of things from that show. but that’s why there’s YOUTUBE.

    i deduce he’s going to play Franklin, he has a sophisticated sort of look about him with an edge, and he and Tara/Rutina would look sweet together. but he could just as well be Cooter, tho i imagined him to be younger.

    i hope more actors come out of the woodwork so i’ll know who’s playing who.

    with the reading taking place on Dec. 1 i hope that means shooting the 1st ep. won’t be too far behind.

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  9. Jhessye

    November 30, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    I think he will play Franklin Mott! He is sexy! Woo two aussies on True Blood! Yeah!

  10. Angie

    November 30, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    The Vamp King of Mississippi’s lover perhaps? I can see it.

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  12. Cierra

    December 1, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    I think he will play Calvin Norris!

    • Karla

      December 1, 2009 at 5:51 pm

      wow i would loveeee that!

  13. jay

    December 2, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    he is coot aparantly

  14. K

    December 3, 2009 at 3:59 am

    Grant Bowler is not an aussie! He’s from NZ

  15. pandoralynn

    December 3, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Since Grant is playing Coot I wonder who will play Franklin now? Alcide as well. So far I’m loving the new cast.

  16. loretta rowland

    August 5, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Please keep grant bowler aka cooter on trublood awhile longer. please dont kill him off yet.And if you already have bring him back as his twin…PLEASE<PLEASE<PLEASE….

  17. loretta rowland

    August 5, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Your not suppose to kill off the head of the bykers first thats not right..Cooter my favorite wolf on trublood….

  18. Jamie

    August 31, 2010 at 4:55 am

    Grant Bowler is a New Zealander not a aussie.

    • Mel

      August 31, 2010 at 7:42 am

      Actually, he’s both, but he’s most often referred to as an Aussie including when he’s talking about himself.