Joe Manganiello is officially set for more True Blood nakie time in season four!
Oh wait, you knew that already?
Well, how about Bon Temps’ other new additions—Dennis O’Hare, Marshall Allman, Kevin Alejandro andLauren Bowles? We have the scoop:
Believe it or not (and after last week’s, um, sunny episode ending, we were inclined to go with the not), all of the aforementioned newbies will be back onTrue Blood for season four, according to sources. So it looks like all this pretty faces up there survive next Sunday’s “bloody” (per Alexander Skarsgård) season three finale—even the (gulp) spine-snatchin’ King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington. (Hide yer babies!)
ennis is set to return to the HBO hit next year, according to sources, but don’t expect to see Russell too early in the year. We have it on good authority (Alan Ball’s) that initially witches will reign supreme, but I’m told the plan is for Russell to reappear later in the season.
As for Lafayette’s lover, Jesus (Kevin Alejandro), Nelsan tells me, “We’re partners in crime now, my boy toy, so he will be back.” Adds Kevin with a knowing grin: “I’m hearing rumors about that, too. I’ve never been a part of anything this big before.”
Sam’s wayward little bro isn’t going anywhere either, although he’s mastered the tease.
When asked if he’ll be back, Marshall told me: “Yeah, I am. But I mean, hey! How do you know?! Come on, now! Spoiler alert!” We’ll take that as a big, fat, yessiree!
And rounding out the ranks as a newly minted series regular (she told us herself after hitting up the Emmys her sister Julia Louis-Dreyfus—yep, that one!) is Lauren, who recently joined the show as resident Wiccan Holly.
We’ll have to tune into True Blood’s season finale Sept. 12 to see what happens!!