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.