The third season of True Blood is gradually taking shape as more characters are now being cast on the vampire series. After enlisting Tony winner Denis O’Hare as the King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington, the HBO series has now added several more names to its upcoming season according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Theo Alexander

This up-and-coming actor has landed the role of Talbot, an “intensely beautiful” vampire, who happens to be the boyfriend of the vampire king of Mississippi. Alexander, who has appeared on shows like Chuck, Pushing Daisies and CSI: NY, will also surface as a “guide of sorts” for the kidnapped Bill Compton on True Blood.

Marshall Allman

Remember LJ Burrows on Prison Break? Marshall Allman, the actor who plays Dominic Purcell on-screen son on the FOX series, will soon be appearing as Tommy Mickens, Sam Merlotte’s long-lost younger brother. For more info about Allman’s character, check out our spoilers for True Blood season 3.

Grant Bowler

Ugly Betty fans may know Grant Bowler as Wilhelmina’s (Vanessa Williams) squeeze and current fugitive Connor Owens but on True Blood he’ll be wreaking havoc as werewolf Coot, the menacing ringleader of a biker gang.

Shannon Lucio

After spicing up The O.C. as Lindsay Gardner, as Trishanne on Prison Break, and most recently as Amanda on Grey’s Anatomy, Shannon Lucio heads to cable as Bill’s first wife on True Blood, consequently taking over the part from Amber Dawn Landrum, who appeared on the show’s first season.

True Blood, which has started production on its third season on Wednesday in Los Angeles, has yet to fill other key roles, including werewolf Alcide, super bad vampire Franklin Mott, Debbie Pelt and Jesus Velasquez. Stay tuned for more updates!

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Kris De Leon

Staff Writer, BuddyTV