‘True Blood’ Casting Shakeup, As Actor Luke Grimes Reportedly Walks Due To ‘Creative Differences’, Highlight Hollywood News

True Blood‘s upcoming seventh and final season is already starting off bumpy. Actor Luke Grimes, who played Jessica’s vampire boyfriend James in  season 6, will not be returning for the final season, though his  character will.
According to TVLIne, Grimes has left the show over differences in the “creative direction of the character,” and as a result HBO is now recasting the role for the final season.
It seems that Grimes’ initial interest in the role was to work with Deborah Ann Wooll  with whom he costars in the upcoming film Forever, but the initial scripts for True Blood season 7 had a completely different direction for James. However, don’t feel too badly for Grimes as he has already been cast in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey film as Christian Grey’s brother Elliot.
Whatever the new direction is, James the vampire will return for True Blood‘s final season, only he’ll be played by a different actor. However, this is nothing new for HBO or even True Blood.
True Blood returns in June 2014.  Stay tuned!
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy: John P. Johnson/HBO

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