11:00 am EST, January 16, 2014

‘True Blood’s’ final season adds Nathan Parsons as new James actor

True Blood season 7 will see a fresh face portray James: Nathan Parsons.

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Last month, Luke Grimes decided to step down from his role on True Blood because he reportedly wasn’t happy with where the writers were taking his character. When he first joined the show, he was working there under the expectation of appearing opposite co-star and friend Deborah Ann Woll.

Showrunners have moved quickly and selected Parsons, best known for his role on ABC Family’s Bunheads, for the role. According to TV Line, James will be at the center of “a surprising love triangle” in season 7.

The character of James was first introduced on True Blood season 6 when he meets his love interest Jessica at vampire camp.

True Blood’s seventh and final season premieres this summer on HBO. The first episode will be directed by Bill Compton actor Stephen Moyer.

Filming is expected to begin soon, and the only new character we know of so far is one who will play boyfriend to Lafayette. We also know that Adilyn Bellefleur will be a season regular.

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