An actor wants to leave a show in it’s final season and they are just a side character! You all know how I feel about True Blood and how it has gone off the rails, jumped the shark or whatever analogy may apply here. Well, it does not seem that I am the only one who MAY feel the same way or maybe SOMEONE is paying attention to the BLOGS.
Well, it is obviously not the writers paying attention to the blogs because they are evidently still writing some ‘not so good’ story-lines for the final season. Luke Grimes, aka Jessica’s new boy toy, aka James has left the hit show before it’s final season. An HBO spokesman confirmed this by saying that, “The role of James is being recast due to the creative direction of the character.”
While the actors reps have not commented on this issue, someone close to the actor gave the following statement to TVLINE: ““He initially joined the show because he wanted to work with [his Forever co-star] Deborah Ann Woll,” says the insider. “But when he started reading the scripts for Season 7, he was disappointed to learn that they were going in a completely different direction with James.”
Translation (in my fangpinion): He hated what he was reading and did not agree with the powers that be about the ‘creative’ direction of the character. My guess is that James will become a maniac vampire/zombie who contracted Hep D somehow and wanted to eat or drink everyone around him and thus he was going to meet the true death. Complete waste of yet another talented actor and character who has major potential!
I give major kudos to Luke for leaving the show for this reason (if the reason given was true)because it is a complete waste of his time especially if he was just going to get killed off in some stupid fashion (Zampire anyone?)
We all know that one of the major problems with this show is that they constantly bring in all these characters that are supposed to have an impact of some sort and it turns out lazy and pointless. They are nothing but a filler to make it seem as if the writers have done their job.
Mr.Grimes will be playing the role of Christian Grey’s brother in the 50 Shades of Grey movie. I know that is a major leap from True Blood to Fifty but at least on 50 Shades but at least he knows his character arc will stay the same and not change into some stupid, wild and crazy shit that will no doubt be happening to James on True Blood. Is it too early to say R.I.P James? I think not!
One final comment: This ‘creative genius’ comment scares me for what we will get in the final season. What say you? Sound off below!