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True Blood Casts Joe Manganiello as Major Werewolf Character Alcide Herveaux 2009-12-16 12:30:55

Meet True Blood's New Werewolf, Alcide Herveaux

Casting news is coming in fast and furiously for True Blood's third season! Just yesterday, Alfre Woodard and James Frain joined the show as Lafayette's mother and Tara's love interest, Prison Break alums earned the roles of Sam's brother and Bill's first wife, and Sam's mom was added. But most of us were excited about the recent news that a werewolf and another vampire were cast.

Until now: the role of Alicide Herveaux, the werewolf that figures prominently in Charlaine Harris' books, has been filled by Joe Manganiello. He should be vaguely recognizable to One Tree Hill watchers (he played Owen the bartender) and How I Met Your Mother fans (he was one of Marshall's law school buddies).

This news only makes Summer 2010 and the third season premiere seem so far away! Still, I can't wait to see how these new characters figure into the show's landscape. What do you think of the new Alcide?

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gd101 gd101 7 years
not how i pictured Alcide but oh well.
el-eh-you-are-eh el-eh-you-are-eh 7 years
I was a big fan of his on OTH and the fact that he's insanely hot is going to be such a distraction. But are there any ugly cast members on that show anyways?
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
I can see it I can see it, he needs longer hair of course.
poissondujour poissondujour 7 years
I pictured him less pretty for sure. Alcide is supposed to be uber-manly. All I really care about is tons of Eric (and Eric/Sookie). And is James Frain playing Franklin? B/c that could be awesome.
Akasha Akasha 7 years
I agree that's not exactly how I pictured Alcide, for some reason I pictured him a bit more Native American looking. I don't know why, possibly because I had read New Moon right before I read the Southern Vampire Series, and all of the wolves took on a Native American vibe for me. I know, I know, it's dumb. Anywhoo, no matter, I remember Joe from OTH and he was pretty good so I'll save final judgement until I see what he brings to the character. My biggest casting question isn't necessarily for this season as I want to see who is going to play Quinn.
teegaall teegaall 7 years
Never seen him before but HOT!
zeze zeze 7 years
I reall wish I was into this vampire/werewolf world, the guys seem hot! (aside from under 18 crowd)
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
That looks about right...and cute!
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
I'd thought he'd be handsome.
gingirl gingirl 7 years
That's pretty much how I pictured Alcide in the books. I'm so excited, I love his character! Very handsome
esmerb esmerb 7 years
So excited about another hot werewolf!
ktc71 ktc71 7 years
I think he will make a great Alcide!
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
well i love alfre woodard so that'll be nice to see her in the show. as much as i LOVE true blood - i'm still a twilight girl - so ill be able to control myself a bit until the new season starts. (mind you that's the same time the new twilight movie comes out too)
JCP0240 JCP0240 7 years
Oh i do recognize him from HIMYM. He and Marshall went to an alanis morrisette concert and had brunch to help cope with their simultaneous breakups.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Interesting. This is not how I envision Alcide when I read the stories, but it'll be fun to see how he brings life to the character.
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