Luke Grimes Leaves HBO's 'True Blood'

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December 30th, 2013


Luke Grimes, who plays vampire James on True Blood is exiting the series and his role will be recast, HBO confirmed today. In a statement to TV Line, the network said:

 “Luke Grimes will not be returning as James in True Blood. The role of James is being recast due to the creative direction of the character.”

  • Brad


    A character who was in 2 episodes last season that no one can remember his name? LOL.

  • Rono


  • Jagger Dagger

    Luke Grimes needs another manager.

  • RyanCanada

    i hate when shows change the actor of a character its so annoying.

  • thesnowleopard

    Isn’t True Blood ending after next season, anyway?

  • Davie

    So the actor left due to the direction the character was heading in? Whether or not you like True Blood, its been quite a successful series one way or another, I can’t imagine exiting a role on the final season of True Blood will look good on his acting resume, but hey what do I know


    Sounds like they changed what they expected out of the role. Not that he walked. He’s probably peeved if anything.

  • Naja

    He is the actor cast in “50 Shades of Grey” movie, so I am pretty sure he felt he didn’t need the last season of True Blood.

  • MeAndMrsJones

    Slow. News. Week.

  • Krystaaal

    I wish they’d scrap the character completely now, he’s not important for the final season.

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