News

Joe Manganiello wants ‘True Blood’ spinoff

Joe Manganiello wants ‘True Blood’ spinoff

HOPING FOR MORE: Joe Manganiello wants to continue playing his "True Blood" character. Photo: Associated Press

Actor Joe Manganiello is writing a script for his “True Blood” character in the hope of scoring his own spin-off movie.

The hit supernatural drama is currently in the midst of its seventh and final season, but Manganiello won’t be part of the finale, as his werewolf counterpart, Alcide Herveaux, was shockingly killed on the latest episode, which aired on Sunday .

During a recent interview with MTV News, the “Magic Mike” star hinted that he’s eager to continue playing Alcide in his own project, which he hopes will be approved by Charlaine Harris, who penned the novels on which the series is based.

He reveals, “I would love to do an Alcide movie at some point. I’d love to do a one-off, a spin-off adventure somewhere, in the way that Wolverine had.

“I’d love to be able to do that, in the world of werewolves. I actually started writing a script, and was thinking maybe one of these days I’ll call up Charlaine… She said if I ever came to her house she’d make me dinner, so maybe I’ll go down to her house and pitch it to her.

“Nobody’s really done the werewolf movie right, to me. I just don’t know that anybody’s really got it right. ‘True Blood’ was right on the edge of it. It was there. If we take it the next step further, it could go.”

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: March 27

Fresh
beatles

A look back on Hollywood headlines of years past.

in Music

Taylor Swift named among world’s greatest leaders in new Fortune poll

Singer Taylor Swift attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York.

Taylor Swift ranks two spots behind Pope Francis in a new Fortune.com poll of the World's Greatest Leaders.

in Entertainment

‘Downton Abbey’ to end after season six

This photo released by PBS and Carnival Film and Television Limited shows, from left, Lesley Nicol as Mrs. Patmore, and Sophie McShera as Daisy, in a scene from season four of the Masterpiece TV series, "Downton Abbey." As it returns for its much-awaited fourth season, it remains a series about elegance, tradition and gentility, and the pressures of preserving them. The show premieres Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 9 pm ET on PBS.

Producers confirm that the next season of "Downton Abbey" will be the last.

in Music

Luke Bryan joins the Chicago White Sox

Luke Bryan poses in the press room with the award for entertainer of the year at the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.

Luke Bryan joined the Chicago White Sox for spring training in Arizona.

in Music

Jana Kramer defends home state after Madonna criticism

The Academy of Country Music hosts a free all star concert for fans as country music artist Jana Kramer performs at the ACM Fremont Street Experience on Saturday, March 31, 2012, in Las Vegas.

Jana Kramer steps up to defend Michigan after Madonna slammed their home state in interviews.