Joe Manganiello’s Alcide to Become a Regular on True Blood

Joe Manganiello's Alcide to Become a Regular on True BloodI’m not 100% onboard with the notion that Joe Manganiello’s werewolf character Alcide Herveaux is the hottest new addition to the third season of HBO’s “True Blood” (for me that honor goes to Franklin), but apparently I’m in the minority as the powers-that-be have decided to make Alcide a regular come Season 4.

Deadline Hollywood reports that he was originally supposed to appear only in a handful of episodes, but [we] hear he impressed the show’s producers and was embraced by “True Blood” fans, leading to his promotion to regular for next season.

As for Season 3 of the vampire drama, there is a lot of chatter that some original cast members will be killed off by season’s end. Creator Alan Ball and the cast might shed some light on the show’s upcoming death toll at the “True Blood” panel at Comic-Con this afternoon.

Speaking of the San Diego Comic-Con panel, here are the details:

July 23, 5:15-6:15 PM
“True Blood” Panel and Q&A session — Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, True Blood kicked off its 12-episode third season June 13 on HBO. The series follows the romance between waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin, Golden Globe winner for True Blood season one; Oscar winner for The Piano), who can hear people’s thoughts, and her soulmate, 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy-winning HBO series Six Feet Under) created and serves as executive producer of the series, which is based on the best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. The series also features Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette Reynolds, Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte, Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam, Denis O’Hare as Russell Edgington, the Vampire King of Mississippi, and Joe Manganiello as Alcide Herveaux. (Note: names in bold will be appearing on the panel.) Moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly. Ballroom 20

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  • xfoley8

    My bet is on Tara getting bumped off this season. I’m definitely suffering from Tara-fatigue- they’ve run out of storylines for her, from what I hear she was barely in the novels, and I’d also bet she’s one of the least popular characters on the show- she’s always tense and angry (and not in an entertaining way), and it’s gotten tiring watching her. Andy could probably go, too, though I like the actor that plays him- he needs a better storyline then the ‘will he be exposed as Eggs’ murderer’ one he has now- he was one of the funnier characters on the show before, but not so much this season.