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Casting Couch: Stephen Moyer to Sample "True Blood" for HBO

True Blood has found its leading man in British actor Stephen Moyer.

Moyer will play the 166-year-old enigmatic vampire Bill Compton, opposite Anna Paquin, who plays telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse in the drama created by Six Feet Under's Alan Ball, who wrote and will direct the HBO pilot, which is based on Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire book series.

Moyer, of course, was cast earlier this season in FOX drama pilot NSA Innocent, which has since be refashioned as Company Man. Moyer's role was recently rewritten and the part recast, with Jason Behr now starring.

It was only a matter of time before some other production snatched Moyer (NY-LON) in a season where British actors seem to be all the rage. The casting isn't Moyer's first US casting gig; he recently starred in USA's limited series The Starter Wife.

Also cast: Brook Kerr (Passions), who will play Sookie's best friend, the outspoken Tara Thornton.

Comments

Good casting. He looks like the "dark and brooding" type. I'm really looking forward to this show!
Anonymous said…
Speaking of British actors -- would be nice to see Joseph Mawle in a U.S. series.


Jeanne
Anonymous said…
Perfect for the part if you'e read any of the books - he's just as I imagined him :)
Anonymous said…
Perfect for the part? Bill Compton is not British, and he is a lot more....substantial than this guy appears to be.
Anonymous said…
I am more interested in who they cast for Eric! :)
Anonymous said…
I agree I don't think this guy looks enough like how I pictured Bill. Hopefully 'Eric' will be cast with someone much more fitting. Whoever gets the role of Eric Northman has big shoes to fill! By the way! The last book just came out! Loved it!
Anonymous said…
um to the comment of bill is not british
well he isn't but that doesn't mean he will in the show cuz the acter is
jeese and it is called amkeup ppl
they can make anyone look like anything if they try
but i do have to say the guy who plays eric better be hot
Anonymous said…
LOVE IT....LOVE IT!~..True Blood Rocks!~...keep Bill and Sookie (And Tara & Jason..and wow..too many to list)...LoVE U all!~
I hated t.v. before this...now...Keep TRUE BLOOD ON!~

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