True Blood Season 6: Arliss Howard Cast as Governor of Louisiana
UPDATE: Recent articles have referred to the character as Truman Burrell, indicating a possible name change for the character!
Sounds like Bon Temps could be the site of a political summit in True Blood’s sixth season, since we might be seeing at least two governors, one of whom already has a face assigned to the name!
E! Online reports that we’ll meet a dude by the name of Creighton Burrell, who will be a season regular when the show returns. He’s the governor of Louisiana, and he harbors a serious grudge against vampires: His wife is a fangbanger and abandoned him and their daughter.
And TVLine breaks the news that Mr. Burrell will be played by veteran actor Arliss Howard. You may recognize the 58-year-old from his supporting roles in Medium and Rubicon on the small screen and The Time Traveler's Wife and Moneyball on the big. He's also married to Terms of Endearment actress Debra Winger.
“Ambitious and savvy, this politician sometimes lets his personal aspirations take over his humanity,” the spoiler hounds at E! say. TVLine teases that Creighton's wife even ran off with a vampire.
The site previously reported that we’d be introduced to the governor of Texas, so either we’ll be seeing both or the story has changed.