True Blood Casts 3 More Recurring Characters For Season 4

Published 3 years ago by , Updated August 9th, 2013 at 12:29 am,

With filming currently underway for True Blood season four, Alan Ball and company have spared no expense in bringing on new characters to fill the series’ ever-expanding world. In this round of casting news, Christina Moore (MADtv, Hawthorne), Neil Hopkins (Lost) and Chris Butler (The Good Wife) have all been added as series regulars, with multiple-episode arcs for True Blood season 4.

In this season of True Blood, Moore will play Texas magnate Suzanne McKittrick, who is described as a housewife who possesses certain abilities. With the McKittrick character stemming from Ball’s imagination and not the book series, there’s no way of knowing exactly what her “abilities” may be. Although, considering they simply reference McKittrick as having “special abilities” without reference to any other particular charters on the series, they’ll probably be a different category of abilities than ones currently seen on the series.

Next up is Butler (middle), who will play the uptight, conservative shapeshifter Emory. Like McKittrick. The character of Emory is a new creation with no known affiliation or relationship to anyone currently on the series. Fortunately, with the previous announcement of another shape-shifter, I have a feeling that he’ll somehow fit in with that story arc.

Rounding out this group of casting is someone straight out of the books. Neil Hopkins (right) has been tapped to play Claude, the twin brother of Sookie’s fairy-godmother, Claudine.

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True Blood Season 4 Spoiler

As the books have revealed, Claude and Claudine are the grandchildren of the fairy prince. Described as someone of pure perfection, whom women lust after, Claude started out a stripper, but then eventually became a runway model, after altering his ears to look more human. With an interest solely in men, you won’t have to worry about Claude becoming Sookie’s new love interest, but there may be some foreshadowing done as Claude eventually moves in with Sookie, following the death of his twin sister Claudine.

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As I’ve stated previously, the continuous expansion of the characters on True Blood will certainly lend itself to fresh storytelling. Unfortunately, with season three of the series becoming a mess of mismanaged storylines and oversaturation of the numerous characters, I can’t say that I’m excited about seeing the new season follow suit.

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Sure, I’ll be watching just to receive some conclusion to the open-ended season 3 finale that Ball decided to deliver, but after that, it’s going to take more than vampires and shapeshifters to keep me tuned in.

A sentiment that I’m sure many will agree with.

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True Blood season 4 will premiere June, 2011, on HBO

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  1. More characters? Oh joy, exactly what this show needed. I’m not convinced it knows what to do with the characters it has now, let alone new ones. I think they need to get back to one, two at most, plots and just let them develop. A few side stories are fine, but last season it felt like everyone was part of their series arc and it was stretched painfully thin.

  2. Oh how I miss season 1 and 2. There’s too much going on in too short of a fictional time frame. All of this mind you, has happened within the last month in bon temps time. I love this show but wtf is going on???

  3. isn’t True Blood just a Vampire porno?

  4. I’m not worried…Alan Ball is a genius.
    Yes, Vampire (Soft Porn)…love it!!
    Can’t wait…a great show.

  5. Stick with the books! Season 3 was about 30% Charlaine Harris’s books and 70% was made up. If you’ve read the books Claude and Claudine are so good looking that humans and sups are drawn to them. By the looks of the two actors they’re far off the mark!

  6. True blood has definitely gone way off from the books, and if you read them you would see how different the series is. The books are way better, and they should really stick closer to the real story line.

  7. I agree with Jade, et al, who have read the books and know how TOTALLY different the series has become: Cedric was NOT Eric’s maker, Russell is a good guy, Talbot is human, Calvin Norris is a good guy and is NOT killed ( neither was Eggs, ALTHOUGH Lafayette WAS – his was the body in Andy’s car not the made-up character voodoo lady. MaryAnn was in 2 scenes, Renee didn’t die, Eric staked the vamp bartender, not Bill, there is NO Jessica . . . .get the picture . . .SO, you have to watch the series as if you’ve NEVER read the books or you’ll be dissapointed at the disparities . . . If Charleen Harris can give the okay to what Alan Ball’s done with her characters, I guess we can too . . . let’s give it another season to see if they get on a even keel and tidy up the story lines before we give the show it’s “final death”

  8. I actually like all the new characters: it keeps the stories fresh. Also, it is more like real-life. Too often, shows focus on one or two pairs of characters about whom the audience is supposed to believe everyone in the series revolves around them. Though if they wanted to go more in-depth, I would totally support a doubling or tripling of the series’ amount of episodes.

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