I can't get the original article to load, but it's Joe Manganiello (according to the True Blood page on Facebook).
Oh, yes please.
I saw that but I don't know who he is? He sure looks good :) Here's the other roles filled:
True Blood is giving Eric a new toy. Actress-model Natasha Alam (The Bold and the Beautiful) is joining the season 3 cast in the potentially recurring role of Yvetta, Eric’s new dancer at Fangtasia.
Tudors star James Frain has just been cast in the heavily recurring role of Franklin Mott, Tara’s over-protective vampire squeeze.
Sam’s mom is MIA no more. True Blood has tapped Tony-nominated actress J. Smith-Cameron to play the recurring role of Sam’s estranged mother, Melinda.
Grant Bowler, fondly remembered as Wilhelmina’s lamster lover Connor Owens on Ugly Betty, has been tapped to play Coot, the leader of a pack of werewolf bikers. And Theo Alexander, an up-and-comer whose resume is already full of guest appearances (Chuck, Pushing Daisies… ), has been cast as Talbot, the fanged significant other of Denis O’Hare’s Mississippi vampire king, Russell Edgington.
Marshall Allman, best known as Dominic Purcell’s son on Prison Break, has landed the plum part of shapeshifter Sam’s younger sib, Tommy.
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