Two of our favorite horror shows are already casting for next season, with two people added each to DEXTER and TRUE BLOOD.
First up, TRUE BLOOD has added two young women to the cast in Amelie Rose Blaire and Jurnee Smollett (our name of the week!)!
Smollett, who charmed my heart on FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (and has been on THE DEFENDERS, COSBY, FULL HOUSE and a bevy of other TV shows), will play Nicole, “a do-gooder who possesses the rosy outlook of someone that life hasn’t beaten down yet. She’s not concerned with money and more concerned with the doing what’s right.”
Blaire will be Willa, the daughter of the new Louisiana governor, played by newcomer Arliss Howard.
HBO’s competitor, Showtime, has also added two new names to its premier show, DEXTER. British actress Charlotte Rampling and Sean Patrick Flanery join the cast.
Rampling has been working since the 60s in film and TV (ZARDOZ, MELANCHOLIA, ORCA, THE VERDICT, ANGEL HEART and SWIMMING POOL). Her role is as ”a neuro-psychiatrist who specializes in working with young psychopaths and profiling criminals in unorthodox ways. We hear the role has a significant impact on next season’s story.”
Sean Patrick Flanery of BOONDOCK SAINTS fame (as well as Stephen King’s DEAD ZONE and THE YOUNG INDIANA JONES CHRONICLES) is also joining DEXTER as a private investigator. So sayeth Deadline.