Saturday, June 26, 2010

HBO series 'True Blood' features actor, director and even beer with ties to area

Jonathan Olson serves up a frosty Wolf Beer from the tap at The Reel Cafe. Olson, based out of Watha and the owner of Wolf Beer, was contacted by HBO series ‘True Blood' to have his brew featured on the show.

To some people, Wilmington's film industry might appear to be dying. But even if it does, it could come back – as a vampire. Or a werewolf.

Because, you see, we seem to have some uncanny ties to those kinds of creatures and they're treating Wilmington folks well.

Well, at least the HBO series "True Blood" is. A close look at the actors, guests and even crew of the hit television series is sprinkled with hints of Wilmington, much like blood sprinkled on a white death shroud.

First, there's Joe Manganiello. He joined the cast for its third season, which began June 13 and runs Sundays, as the werewolf Alcide Herveaux. Locals might not recognize him immediately as the actor who played bartender Owen Morello on "One Tree Hill." Manganiello has grown out his hair and his beard, and has spent more time in the gym for this role.

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Rita said...

I think i am getting this right.What a small world this is.