Charlaine Harris’ True Blood gains another vampire

Veteran actor Stephen Root (News Radio, Office Space, No Country for Old Men) will be drinking blood on HBO.

Root has signed on for a three-episode story arc for the upcoming True Blood.

TB is based on the novels of Charlaine Harris and set in Louisiana in a world where vampires walk the earth.

Root will be playing Eddie Gautier, a lonely vampire that becomes “smitten” with Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis).

The show stars Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic waitress and Stephen Moyer as Bill Compton, a vampire.

Alan Ball, creator of Six Feet Under, is producing the series.

This has certainly raised my own interest level in the series. I loved Root as radio station owner Jimmy James on News Radio.