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'Twilight' who? Meet 'True Blood's' new hot vampire and werewolf

December 3, 2009 |  4:30 pm
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Any fans out there who simply have to fill that vampire-and-werewolf space between now and the release of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" in June? Sookie Stackhouse and the rest of the "True Blood" gang will be happy to oblige.

HBO's monster, uh, monster hit "True Blood" went back into production Wednesday for Season 3, and there are two notably delicious cast additions: Get ready for a new vampire and a werewolf.

Who will compete with Edward Cullen and Jacob Black on the small screen?

Theo Alexander, a tall, dark and handsome piece of undead lovin', will join Evan Rachel Wood and Denis O'Hare, the vampire queen and king of Mississippi. He'll play O'Hare's character's gay love interest; credits include "Chuck," "CSI: NY" and "Pushing Daisies."

On the beefy, howling-at-the-moon side of the coin, "True Blood" will welcome its own gang of lusty lycanthropes -- werewolves on motorcycles. Grant Bowler, currently playing Vanessa Williams' Daniel Craig-esque love interest on "Ugly Betty," will head up the pack.

After you've picked up that jaw, rejoice that these delicious morsels will join the already sultry Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgard.

What do you think of TB's new additions? Tell us in comments!

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Is Anna Paquin pondering how Alan Ball is going to fit any plot in between the delicious additions to "True Blood"? Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

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