February 05, 2010 06:40:15 GMT
Showrunner Alan Ball picked a less-known actor to play the role of psychotic ex-girlfriend to Alcide.
Been empty for more than a month, the role of Debbie Pelt on "True Blood" finally finds its depicter. The last major character to be added in the third season, Debbie will be portrayed by "The Middleman" alumna Brit Morgan. This casting strengthens the fact that creator Alan Ball prefers to hire little known actors to fill out the new roles.
Debbie is a baddie in the vampire drama. She is the ex-girlfriend of Alcide Herveaux, played by Joe Manganiello, but she is not ready to see the werewolf with another woman. Problem is, Alcide gets closer to Sookie when they look for abducted Bill, thus friction between Debbie and Sookie is expected. In the novel, Debbie is a Were-lynx who is able to shape shift like Sam.
Alcide will only appear in the third episode of season 3, meaning Debbie may show up around the same time. The new chapter begins airing in June, but the show is still looking for secondary characters. Recently, an actress and an actor are sought to be Eric's mother and father. From the casting call, it's known that Eric is the son of a Swedish Viking king. The parents will be seen in a flashback in episode 5.