Joe Manganiello, best known for playing barkeep Owen on One Tree Hill and Marshall’s law school chum Brad on How I Met Your Mother, has landed season 3′s most important new role: Sookie’s werewolf crush, Alcide Herveaux.
If Alan Ball follows Charlaine Harris’ books, Eric will summon Alcide — described in casting breakdowns as good-looking, rough-around-the-edges, articulate, heroic, and decent — to assist Sookie in her search for Bill.
Still to be cast: Alcide’s on-again, off-again psycho girlfriend Debbie Pelt.
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