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New 'True Blood' Characters Introduced in New Pics

April 9, 2010 (8:06 am) GMT
Beside sharing the first close encounter between Sookie and Eric, the stills debut four new actors that join the HBO series in the third season.
New 'True Blood' Characters Introduced in New Pics

More than a dozen of "" images, taken from the third season, are brought forward. Not only giving previews to what happen to the major characters such as Sookie, Bill, Sam, Eric, Lafayette, Tara and Jessica, the stills also provide the first looks at the new characters.

Denis O'Hare's Russell Edgington aka King of Mississippi riding a horse is pictured separately from his gay lover, Theo Alexander's Talbot. King of Mississippi is to have a serious business with Queen Sophie-Ann. Meanwhile, Talbot has "acerbic sense of humor and loves to cook despite vampires' inherent lack of cooking talents."

Marshall Allman strikes a close resemblance to to play his younger brother Tommy Mickens. Having no clue who Sam is, Tommy is a dirty but good looking youngster who works at a Tire Depot in Arkansas. There's also Tara's new love interest Vampire Franklin Mott who is played by . He is sexy in his own way and has "an immediate and torrid connection" to Tara after meeting her at a local bar.

Still not pictured are Debbie Pelt, Jesus, Joe and Melinda Mickens, Ruby Jean Reynolds, Cooter, Crystal and Holly.

"True Blood" will kick off the new season on June 13.

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