True Blood Adds Vampire and Werewolf


Up-and-coming actor Theo Alexander and “Ugly Betty’s” Grant Bowler have landed recurring roles on Alan Ball’s “True Blood.”

Alexander will play Talbot, an “intensely beautiful” vampire, the boyfriend of Russell Edgington (Denis O’Hare), the vampire king of Mississippi.

Talbot has an acerbic sense of humor and loves to cook despite vampires’ inherent lack of cooking talents.

Bowler will play Coot, a werewolf, the menacing ringleader of a biker gang.

The HBO show started production on its third season Wednesday in Los Angeles.