More good news for the werewolf hungry Truebies! Vincent Ward and Don Swayze are joining the growing cast of HBO’s hit paranormal series “True Blood” for the upcoming third season.
Vincent Ward (“The Starter Wife,” “Everybody Hates Chris”) will play a werewolf named Hollis who owns a bar where lycanthropes hang out. This new werewolf is just further proof that season 3 will be a bit less about vampire and more about werewolves. Woot!
Don Swayze (brother of the late Patrick) will play a character named Gus in several episodes. Unfortunately, we don’t know yet what flavor this character is – a werewolf, vampire, human, other? We’ll just have to wait and see.
“True Blood” returns June 13 on HBO, and stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgård and Ryan Kwanten.
I can’t wait for season 3! It will be interesting to see how the werewolves play with the vampires, and if Sookie also plays with any of the weres.
Here’s a bit on the werewolves and shapeshifters from the series:
“Weres and shapeshifters can assume both human and animal forms. A variety of different types of weres and shapeshifters exist in The Southern Vampire Mysteries, including werewolves, werepanthers and weretigers. In this universe, a were-child (who will unwillingly transform upon exposure to a full moon) can be conceived when a mortal mates with either a “Shifter” or a “Were”, but only pure couples (both Weres or both Shifters) conceive children that can change at will. Being bitten by a were can also transform a person unwillingly at full moons but a person must be bitten several times to accumulate growth. Shapeshifting conditions manifest in puberty. Shapeshifters can assume the form of any animal, but most often change to the same animal every time, usually a creature that they have a special affinity for. On the other hand, Wereanimals are those who can change to only one type of animal and they call themselves by that animal: Weredog or Werebat. Within the Shapeshifting and Weres community, the term “Were” is only reserved for the wolves. The Weres consider themselves superior within the shapeshifters, but they all cooperate with each other. Most of the two-natured beings organize themselves into packs; each pack is led by a packmaster.”