TRUE BLOOD Season 3 New Characters (Photos)

James Frain

As a way to prepare for the return of True Blood this coming June, check out a few photos of the new characters who will appear on True Blood Season 3. SPOILER WARNING: I have also included character descriptions from Wikipedia that might be spoilery so beware.

1) Alcide (Joe Manginello)
Wikipedia Info: Alcide is a full-blooded werewolf who owns a surveying company with his father. Sookie first meets Alcide when Bill Compton is kidnapped by his “maker” Lorena in Club Dead. Although Sookie and Alcide seem to have a mutual romantic interest, their relationship does not consolidate because of his complicated relationship with Debbie Pelt. In the eighth novel, From Dead to Worse, Alcide becomes the leader of his pack. Joe Manganiello will portray Alcide in HBO’s True Blood series.

Joe Manganiello, Anna Paquin

Joe Manganiello, Anna Paquin

2) Russell Edgington – Vampire King of Mississippi (Denis O’Hare)
Wikipedia Info: Russell is the vampire king of Mississippi. A small vampire with red hair and thick southern accent. He is first introduced in third novel, Club Dead, at the vampire bar Josephine’s (known as Club Dead by the Weres). Described as the perfect southern gentleman, Russell prefers men. Talbot is his steady human companion.[5] In Dead as a Doornail, the fifth book, Sookie learns that he collects the “unusual”.[6] In the seventh novel, All Together Dead he marries the King of Indiana, Bartlette Crowe, and it appears to be a love match (marriages between vampire kings and queens are usually political unions and not a union of love). It was announced that actor Denis O’Hare will portray the vampire king of Mississippi in the third season of True Blood.

Denis O'Hare

Denis O'Hare

3) Talbot (Theo Alexander)
Wikipedia Info: Talbot is his steady human companion of Russell Edgington, the Vampire King of Mississippi.

Theo Alexander

Theo Alexander

4) Franklin Mott (James Frain)
Wikipedia Info: Vampire and Tara’s companion/Sugar Daddy. He is described as having iron gray hair and mustache. Sookie thinks he must have been in his fifties or early sixties when he was turned into a vampire. She describes him as being “vigorous and very masculine” and having an Italian accent. In book 5, “Dead as a Doornail” he dumps Tara and puts her up as a debt payment to Mickey. He is played by actor James Frain in the HBO series, “True Blood”.

James Frain

James Frain

5) Tommy Mickens (Marshall Allman)
Tommy Mickens is Sam Merlotte’s Brother who works at a tire depot.

Sam Trammell, Marshall Allman

Sam Trammell, Marshall Allman

What do you guys think of these new characters? Anyone you are looking forward to in particular? Share your thoughts in the comment section below (Spoiler Free please) and also if you want to stay tuned to more news, how about you stalk me on Twitter.

(Photo: John P. Johnson/HBO)