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True Blood Recast Exclusive: Bunheads Hunk Is the New James, Replacing Luke Grimes

Nathan Parsons True BloodTrue Blood has found its new James.

TVLine has learned exclusively that Bunheads barkeep Nathan Parsons will step into the series-regular role previously played by Luke Grimes when the HBO hit returns with its seventh and final season this summer.

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As we reported last month, Grimes asked to be released from his True Blood contract due to the creative direction of his brooding, soulful, vampire character.

“He initially joined the show because he wanted to work with [his Forever co-star] Deborah Ann Woll,” explained a source close to the actor. “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.”

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According to a True Blood insider, James will find himself at the center of a surprising love triangle in Season 7.

In addition to Bunheads, Parsons spent four years on General Hospital as Luke’s love child, Ethan Lovett.