‘True Blood’ adds panthers to the cast
HollywoodNews.com: SPOILER: Move over “True Blood” werewolves, here comes the panthers.
Per TV Guide, “True Blood” is introducing a panther character. One was spotted on the set and is scheduled to make its debut in mid-August.
Apparently, the panther character is connected to Sookie Stackhouse’s (Anna Paquin) brother Jason (Ryan Kwanten). In the Charlaine Harris’ novel “The Southern Vampire Mysteries,” which “True Blood” is adapted from, there is a moment when Jason morphs into a werepanther.
“I’ve been working with the panthers and they’re a lot cooler than the wolves,” exclaims Kwanten.
Alan Ball’s only acknowledgement of the panthers has been, “We have shot some scene with actual panthers in the same way we have shot with actual wolves.”