True Blood: James Frain to Play Vampire Franklin Mott
True Blood: James Frain to Play Vampire Franklin Mott
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Another vampire has been added to the crazy town of Bon Temps and this time, he comes in the form of James Frain. According to Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello, the English actor has been cast on the third season of True Blood in the heavily recurring role of Franklin Mott.

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Franklin Mott, for those who haven't read the books, is basically Tara's vampire sugar daddy. But knowing series creator Alan Ball, he's probably going to take Frain's character in a different direction.

Still, it's safe to assume that Franklin Mott will serve as Tara's love interest in the upcoming season of True Blood. Ausiello describes the casting breakdown of Franklin as "a tall, dark, and handsome vampire who seems to have an immediate and torrid connection to Tara"

How will Tara and Franklin hook up? Will Tara immediately get over the death of Eggs? Or will Franklin Mott glamour Tara? Fans will find out when True Blood returns for its third season in June 2010. Frain, however, will make his debut on the HBO series in the second episode of the new season.

Aside from True Blood, Frain, who is possibly best known for his role as Thomas Cromwell in the Showtime series The Tudors in which he appeared from2007 to 2009 until his character was executed in the third season finale, will star in the fantasy horror TV feature Crusades, as well as the action sci-fi movie Tron Legacy, which hits theaters on December 17, 2010.



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