CASTING NEWS: Meet Alcide!

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Sexy, alpha were? Yes please!

Sexy, alpha were? Yes please!

The most anticipated new character for True Blood‘s third season is Alcide, the were who makes things even more interesting for Sookie. The Hollywood Reporter just announced that How I Met Your Mother hottie Joe Manganiello landed the role. Kudos to the Truebies who called this one!

It’s been a busy couple of days in True Blood casting news. In case you missed it, here’s the current round up. WARNING: Character spoilers below!

Denis O’Hare – Russell Edgington, King of Mississippi, vampire

Grant Bowler – Coot, leader of a motorcycle gang, werewolf

Theo Alexander – Talbot, Russell’s “trophy husband”, vampire

Shannon Lucio – Caroline Compton, Bill’s wife before he was turned, human

Marshall Allman – Tommy Mickens, Sam’s younger brother, possible shifter

J. Smith-Cameron – Melinda Mickens, Sam’s mother, possible shifter

James Frain – Franklin Mott, Tara’s love interest, vampire

Alfre Woodard – Ruby Jean Reynolds, Lafayette’s mother, human

Natasha Alam – Yvetta, dancer at Fangtasia/Eric’s lover, human?

Gregg Daniel – Reverend Daniels, Lettie Mae’s pastor, human

Cooper Huckabee – Joe Lee Mickens, wife of Melinda, human

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  1. SWP79

    February 23, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    He is perfect! He is a big guy too! If you have ever watched him on One Tree Hill you would know!

  2. danni

    February 26, 2010 at 2:54 am

    sooky sooky, now! he is FIRE! yumyumyum.

  3. Autumn

    March 1, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    i am so excited. alcide is one of my favorite characters in the book so i was looking forward to see who was going to play him. i hope im not disappointed. i have never seen his acting but i cant wait to see how he does. and he is damn cute.

  4. Gerri

    March 4, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    Couldn’t wait to see Alcide. I read the books. I pictured him much more pumped-up and muscular than that. But he’s a hottie!!!!!!! Good choice.

    • Rhonda

      July 26, 2010 at 7:24 pm

      I think this is a great fit for Alcide!!!! Joe is sexy, deep, and plays moody Alcide very well.

  5. Heather

    March 14, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    WOW!! He is yummy!! I was hoping for more Eric/Sookie action, but I sure wouldn’t mind seeing her and this hottie together for a bit….*swoons* (Especially since Eric will have another lover this season…booo!)

    • dxeroz

      May 25, 2010 at 8:03 pm

      lol, just wait a couple seasons, ull c some

    • maria

      May 26, 2010 at 8:42 pm

      i wouldnt mind seeing sookie with sam a bit more! lol

  6. Allie

    March 16, 2010 at 7:17 am

    I dont think he’s a good fit for alcide! he’s def not whats described in the book.. i think joseph reitman (was married to shannon elizabeth) wouldve been a better match, except that he’s not that tall! oh well cant wait to see season 3!

  7. Chevie

    May 18, 2010 at 12:23 am

    Gosh He What i expected but he sure is a hottie lol
    saw the teaser for season 3 and well he looks Sexy as in it
    all scruffy like lmao

  8. maria

    May 26, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    not at all who i pictured alcide to be from reading the books. but i bet he does great with the character. cant wait for season 3!