'True Blood' Season 6 Casts Luke Grimes as Vampire Jim Morrison?

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Prior seasons of HBO's 'True Blood' have shifted the supernatural focus to everything from werewolves to witches, but like its previous year 'True Blood' season 6 seems to belong to the vampire. In addition to the recent casting of 'House's Karolina Wydra, 'Brothers & Sisters' star Luke Grimes has joined the supernatural soap's sixth season as yet another beguiling vampire, but what does the latest bloodsucker have to do with The Doors frontman Jim Morrison?

'True Blood' has featured some pretty forward-thinking vamps in its day, but its latest is a real blast from the past. TVLine reports that former 'Brothers and Sisters' star Luke Grimes is the latest to join season 6 of HBO's sexy vampire soap, playing the recurring role of James, a '70s-made vampire who proves smarter, deeper, and more spiritual than any prior vampires featured on the series.

"Picture a cross between Jim Morrison and Gary Clark Jr. with even more of a poet’s edge," says TVLine of the vampire's mid-season debut. "The dude’s every women’s dream come true, and he doesn’t even know it."

Along with the recent show-runner swap changing from Mark Hudis to Bryan Buckner, season 5 guest star and former ‘Last Resort’ star Robert Patrick has been upgraded to series regular, while ‘True Blood’ season 6 also features Rutger Hauer as mysterious vampire Macklyn, ‘Rubicon’s’ Arliss Howard as  Louisiana Governor Truman Burrell, and ‘Eastenders’ star Robert Kazinsky as a series regular and new Fae love interest to Sookie.

Few other details are available on the sixth season of HBO’s fang-banging hit, though it’s known that ‘True Blood’ season 6 will take place over 10 episodes, down from the usual 12, largely to accommodate series star Anna Paquin’s pregnancy with co-star Stephen Moyer.

What say you? Do all the vampire additions have your blood boiling for 'True Blood' season 6? Tell us what you want to see from the vampire drama's summer return!

Filed Under: HBO, Luke Grimes, True Blood
Categories: Horror, TV News
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