Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. TV

Nathan Parsons joins 'True Blood' season 7 in recasted role

See also

The face of vampire James will be a little different when "True Blood" returns to cable this summer. That's because, as TVLine reported on January 15, Luke Grimes bowed out of the drama and Nathan Parsons, who most recently played a barkeep on "Bunheads," is stepping into his role.

While recasting during the middle of a show doesn't happen often, at least outside of daytime soaps, the HBO drama has some plans for James in the show's seventh season. Namely, it's been reported that he's going to be at the heart of a love triangle. Grimes supposedly didn't like this storyline for his character, or the fact that he'd be working with Deborah Ann Woll (who plays Jessica) less, and decided to get out of his contract. Then again, that might just be part of the story. After all, Grimes is still plenty busy, as he's been cast as Christian Grey's brother in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" film.

Conveniently for "True Blood" fans, Grimes and Parsons do bear a passable resemblance. Even so, it may change the chemistry of the show, particularly between Woll and Parsons.

What do you think of this recasting? Sound off in the comments below!

© Elizabeth SanFilippo 2014

Want more TV news? To receive email updates, be sure to subscribe. Email Elizabeth here.


Today's top buzz...

  • La Toya Jackson
    La Toya Jackson hits the club in music video for 'Feels Like Love'
    Music Buzz
  • Kliff Kingsbury
    Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins the 2014 Tour de France
    Today's Buzz
  • Johnny Manziel
    Here's why there is no need for Jonny Manziel to apologize for his offseason partying
    NFL Buzz
  • Guys and Dolls
    Guys and Dolls at the PACE Center: Community theater at it's finest
    15 Photos
  • Cheap Trick
    Cheap Trick brings an explosive set of hits to Phoenix on their U.S. tour
    20 Photos
  • Most Wanted Man
    'A Most Wanted Man' shows Phillip Seymour Hoffman at his best
    14 Photos

Related Videos: