True Blood’s Joe Manganiello Will Return To ‘How I Met Your Mother’

‘True Blood’ star Joe Manganiello, who just appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Magic Mike’, will reprise his role as Brad on How I Met Your Mother according to reports from TV Line.

Manganiello previously appeared in several episodes of the CBS comedy’s fifth season as the law school friend of Marshall (Jason Segel). Details regarding his return are slim. Co-creator of the show, Craig Thomas, has shared that fans to expect to see “ a couple of familiar faces coming back.” Adding, “There’s going to be a few more [returnees] from deeper into the past as we near the end of the series. Just funny people we always wanted to write for more and play with more.”

The actor, whose character went on a hilarious date with Robin (Cobie Smulders), will join the ranks of returning stars Michael Trucco and Ashley Williams in the eighth season of How I Met Your Mother. Manganiello, who is best known as Alcide Herveaux in ‘True Blood’, has also recently appeared in ‘What to Expect When You Are Expecting’, the USA series “White Collar’, and ‘Two and a Half Men’.

The series will return in its new and possible last season on CBS, September 24th.