We’ve been hearing about a bunch of new characters coming on board for the third season of True Blood but so far, only Tony winner Denis O’Hare has been cast to play Russell Edgington, the King of Mississippi. Now Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello reports that casting is underway for Werewolf Alcide, who debuted in the third Sookie novel Club Dead and will be prominently appearing on the new season of the HBO series, and his psycho ex-girlfriend Debbie Pelt.
While the specifics about Werewolf Alcide have not been disclosed, the casting people behind True Blood have made it known that Debbie Pelt would be played by a 20 to 30 something knockout and is described as “sporty and spiteful, with black hair.”
Off the top of my head, I think that Shannyn Sossamon, Alyssa Milano, Sarah Brown or Milla Jovovich would be plausible fillers for the character of Debbie, whom True Blood creator Alan Ball describes as “bad news.” To refresh your memory, Sossamon is known for her role as Coraline on Moonlight, Milano appeared as Phoebe Halliwell on Charmed and most recently as Billie on My Name is Earl, Brown currently plays Claudia Zacchara on ABC soap General Hospital and Jovovich is popularly known as Alice in the Resident Evil movies.
Speaking of Sossamon, wouldn’t it be great if Alex O’Loughlin was cast as Werewolf Alcide? I highly doubt that he’ll be available though since he’s currently starring on the CBS medical drama Three Rivers. I guess a little Moonlight reunion is just wishful thinking so I shouldn’t even be hoping that Jason Dohring would get the part either.
What are your thoughts on Werewolf Alcide and Debbie Pelt? Do you have any suggestions on which actor to cast?
Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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