Of all the new actors and characters set to come aboard True Blood for season three, none will play a bigger role than Joe Manganiello as Alcide.
This werewolf will grow mighty close to Sookie. Just how close, exactly?
“There is definitely some [sexual] energy between the two of them,” executive producer Alan Ball told Entertainment Weekly of the duo, who pair up to locate the recently-kidnapped Bill. “It’s not like either one of them is looking for romance, but they’re thrown into several intense situations [and] it’s hard not to bond on a deeper level.”
Also on a superficial level, Ball adds. After all: "This being True Blood, he’s already shot his first naked scene. Hello, werewolves when they shift — no clothes!”
As you might expect, Alcide isn't the only character who will get nude when season three premieres on HBO this summer. We can't wait.