December 15, 2009 in True Blood
More casting news for season three today, with the announcement of The Tudor’s actor James Frain as Tara’s next love interest, Franklin Mott.
The casting call describes the vampire as having an “immediate and torrid” connection to Tara. In Club Dead, Franklin played sugar-daddy to Tara for a while before becoming bored and “passing her on” to a far more dangerous and violent vampire named Mickey. Mickey roughed her up, cut her off from her friends and ultimately tried to kill both Tara and Sookie in a showdown at Sookie’s house.
I strongly suspect that they are planning to mix these two characters in True Blood, and Tara is in for another painful ride in season three. Get set to be tortured – Eggs style peeps.
I don’t know how much more whiny-victim, spineless Tara I can handle. Actually, I don’t know how much more Tara I can handle, period. She and Eggs had absolutely zero chemistry in season 2. By the end of the season I was scratching my head as to why she even gave a shit about him at all because I sure as hell didn’t. Such a pity, I loved her in season 1.
Sam’s mother, Melinda Mickens has also been cast. She’ll be played by L. Smith-Cameron.