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Luke Grimes Leaves True Blood, Recasting Begins for ‘James’

BROTHERS & SISTERS - ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" stars Luke Grimes as Ryan Lafferty. (ABC/MIRANDA PENN TURIN)

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 ... Read More »

SPOILERS: Luke Grimes Cast as ‘Wes’

BROTHERS & SISTERS - ABC's "Brothers & Sisters" stars Luke Grimes as Ryan Lafferty. (ABC/MIRANDA PENN TURIN)

We have our Wes! Cinema Blend reported yesterday that Brothers & Sisters actor Luke Grimes has won the role of the “sexy, smart and compassionate” vampire who was turned in the 70s at the tender age of 20. At least that’s how he was described to us in the casting call that came out at the beginning of March. We’ll ... Read More »

SPOILERS: Arliss Howard Joins True Blood Season 6


‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through Bon Temps, production was gearing up for True Blood season 6! The table read for the season premiere was yesterday, and today we get fresh casting news. TVLine reports that Arliss Howard has been cast as Creighton Burrell, the Governor of Louisiana, a good ol’ boy politician with a vendetta against vampires ... Read More »

Casting News: Meet Salome

Interestingly enough, the part of Salome has gone to Italian actress Valentina Cervi. Salome, as we reported earlier, is the creation of the writers and not one of Charlaine Harris’s characters from the books. She is described as an ancient vampire who’s also a skilled seductress and possibly crazy. She’s incredibly powerful, but able to hide that when it suits her. The ... Read More »

EXCLUSIVE: Meet Caroline Bellefleur…

While working on a story idea, we realized that the casting for Caroline Bellefleur was never announced. That’s kind of an important role for a certain storyline, so we made some inquiries and confirmed that veteran actress Katherine Helmond will be playing the matriarch of the Bellefleur clan. You may recognize Katherine as Mona on Who’s The Boss? or as ... Read More »

CASTING NEWS: Brendan McCarthy Cast as Nate

Warning: True Blood Season 4 Spoilers Ahead! Actor Brendan McCarthy has landed the recurring role of Nate for True Blood season 4, according to IMDb. Nate first appears in episode 4.07, “Cold Grey Light of Dawn”. According to the casting call, Nate is is one of a pair of werewolves who want to be Alpha Males, leading us to speculate ... Read More »

CASTING NEWS: Three New Additions, One Promotion (SPOILERS)

Ausiello reports that True Blood has added three new female characters and promoted one for the upcoming fourth season. Jessica Tuck, vampire PR guru Nan Flanigan, has been promoted to series regular, indicating that we’ll be seeing even more from her and likely more of the vampire political machinations we saw in season 3. Warning: True Blood season 4 spoilers ... Read More »

Casting News: Meet Claudine! (SPOILERS)

True Blood is introducing the fairies this season with one of our all-time favorite characters, Claudine. We’ve been speculating on who should get the role, and now Ausiello tells us who snagged it: British actress Lara Pulver. You may recognize her from the last season of the BBC’s Robin Hood; she played Guy of Gisborne’s scheming sister, Isabella. On True ... Read More »

Casting News: Talbot Lookalike Revealed (SPOILERS)

True Blood just got a little hotter. Ausiello is reporting that Michael Steger  (90210) has been cast as Tony, the Talbot lookalike/gay prostitute Russell picks up (maybe after he finds out about this?). Steger is only slated to appear in one episode this season, but there’s a possibility he’ll recur in season 4. What do you think, does he look ... Read More »