EXCLUSIVE: True Blood has tapped Hawthorne actress Christina Moore to join the season 4 cast as a recurring. Moore — whose credits also include MADtv, That ’70s Show, and 90210 — will play Suzanne McKittrick, a WASPy Texas housewife who possesses certain special abilities. Moore will shoot her True Blood arc while on hiatus from Hawthorne; production on the TNT drama’s third season (its first with new showrunner John Tinker) is scheduled to get underway this spring. She is with Gersh and manager Dan Spilo.
Also landing multi-episode arcs on the upcoming season of True Blood are Neil Hopkins (a.k.a. Charlie’s brother Liam on Lost) as Claude, Claudine’s (Lara Pulver) mysterious brother, and Chris Butler (The Good Wife) as Emory, a prissy and conservative shapeshifter with his own agenda. Both are repped by SDB Partners. Hopkins is managed by One Talent; Butler by Pine River. Michael Ausiello is contributing to Deadline.com as he preps for the early 2011 launch of a new TV-centric website.