With ‘True Blood’ entering it’s seventh and final season, it was surprising to find out that Luke Grimes (‘All the Boys Love Mandy Lane’,’Taken 2′) was let out of his contract  as his request. Not only is he no longer playing a vampire, but his role has already been recast!

So who’s up for the role of James? None other than Nathan Parsons (‘Teeth’, ‘Bunheads’) who you’d probably better recognize from daytime soaps or comedy and not a genre show. Still, he has the look for the vampire and if his acting chops can pull it off, it could give him an in for future films and shows that take place in our little world. Or he could just hang out for the last installment of one of HBO’s more successful shows and fade back into television or background characters in horror shows that most of us aren’t interested in.

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For those who aren’t watching ‘True Blood’ (and why not?), James was introduced as Jessica’s (Deborah Ann Woll) brooding lover that she met while being locked up in the last season. According to a friend, Grimes had originally joined the cast “because he wanted to work with [his Forever co-star] Deborah Ann Woll. But when he started reading the scripts for Season 7, he was disappointed to learn that they were going in a completely different direction with James.”

Apparently that change was from a “surprising” love triangle in the next season. If it involves Jessica the logical leap would also be that it would also involve Jason Stackhouse but that would remove any surprise from the equation.


Well Grimes did get to work with Woll, but apparently the threesome storyline was a little too much for his taste. (It’s a show about vampires, nudity, blood, sex, and a slew of love triangles. Sure there’s some plot in there too but what did you expect? Good wholesome fun? Hadn’t he watched an episode before signing the contract?)

So fangbangers, what do you think of Grimes’ replacement and who do you think the love triangle will involve when the show returns this coming summer? Who’s being tossed into Jessica and James’ little love nest in the final season of ‘True Blood’?

Source: TV Line