“True Blood” killeth characters … and “True Blood” addeth characters! The seventh and final season of the hit HBO show is set to begin filming in January, and a leaked casting call list reveals that the show is looking to add not only fresh blood but also younger versions of characters for flashbacks.
According to Trueblood-online.com, the season 7 premiere is currently called “Jesus Gonna Be Here.” As fans know, the show names each episode title after a song. If the title of the premiere is correct, the episode could be for the Tom Waits song “Jesus Gonna Be Here,” which was on his 2006 album, “Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years.”
A leaked casting call for “Jesus Gonna Be Here” reveals a couple spoilers for the first episode, including: the continuing anti-vampire political war; dangerous Hep-V infected vampires; a game of Russian roulette; a young Sookie and Tara moment; and a flashback to Bill’s old like in 1862.
So, which new characters can “True Blood” viewers look forward to seeing? We’re breaking it down below:
Vince - Vince is a burly man in his 40s. A “rabid anti-vampire vigilante,” Vince is also a tea partyer who has “political visions.” The role of Vince will be that of a guest star or recurring character.
Lou - Lou is a blue-collar worker in his 20s. A member of Vince’s vigilante group, he’ll be going on patrol in a group and is aggressive, not dangerous. The role of Lou is recurring.
Mack - Mack is another angry member of Vince’s vigilante group. The role of Mack is recurring.
Proprietor - A Persian man in his late 40s to early 50s, he’s a proprietor of a Moroccan bar “with a thick accent.” The character will put together a game of Russian roulette “for his patrons’ amusement.” This is a guest-starring role.
Nizor - Nizor is a Persian vampire in his late 30s to early 50s. A patron at the Moroccan bar, he’s involved in the game of Russian roulette and “derives courage and comfort from his faith in Allah.” The role of Nizar will be played by a guest-starring actor.
Young Tara - “True Blood” is looking to cast a 10-year-old version of Tara (Rutina Wesley). The character will be seen in a flashback “having a nice moment with her friend, young Sookie.” The role is a co-starring one.
Young Sookie - The show is also looking to cast a 10-year-old version of Sookie (Anna Paquin), also to be seen in a flashback with young Tara.
Jerome - A Hep-V-infected vampire in his 30s to 40s, Jerome is strong and aggressive. The character will lift a woman into the air and take off. The role is a co-starring one.
Wounded Woman - The series is looking to cast a woman in her 20s to be a victim in a Hep-V vampire attack. She is scared and wounded, and viewers will be able to hear her thoughts. The role is a co-starring one.
Anguished Woman - “True Blood” is also looking to cast a woman in her 30s to 40s who is grieving over her dead husband. Viewers will also be able to hear her thoughts. The role is a co-starring one.
Sara Compton - Sara Compton is the 5-year-old daughter of Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Caroline Compton (Shannon Lucio). Bill’s young daughter will be seen in a flashback to 1862, but she will not speak in the episode. The role is a recurring co-starring one.
Ronnie - Ronnie is a vampire in his 20s who is tall and dangerous and “devours humans.” The role is a recurring co-starring one.
Screaming Man - Like the “Wounded Woman” and “Anguished Woman,” the show is casting a human in his late 20s who is “attacked and feasted upon by Hep-V vampires.” The role is a co-starring one.
While fans can get a taste of the drama (and blood) to come in the season 7 premiere, we’ve also got the scoop on the second episode of the season. As we’ve previously reported, the show is looking to cast a woman in her 20s named Sylvie. The woman is beautiful, French and speaks the language fluently. She’ll be sticking around for a little while as a love interest of Eric's, and she'll have some full frontal nudity scenes.
“True Blood” season 7 premieres in June 2014 on HBO.
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