Luke Grimes Leaves True Blood, Recasting Begins for ‘James’
I don’t think this has happened on this show before, but TVLine is reporting that actor Luke Grimes has left True Blood “due to the creative direction of the character.”
Grimes’ rep declined to comment, but a source close to the Brothers & Sisters alum tells TVLine that the actor asked to be let out of his contract after he learned what producers had in store for James in Season 7. “He initially joined the show because he wanted to work with [his Forever co-star] Deborah Ann Woll,” says the insider. “But when he started reading the scripts for Season 7, he was disappointed to learn that they were going in a completely different direction with James.”
We wish Luke all the best and hope to see him in future endeavors. But what does this mean for our red-headed teen vamp? Is there a breakup in the cards for James and Jessica? Sounds like it to me. Sad face.