On the final season of True Blood, Lafayette (Nelsan Ellis) will be getting a new, good-looking boyfriend.
The producers of True Blood are looking to cast a new boyfriend for Lafayette named Drake, according to a Tuesday report by TVLine. The report claims that the producers are looking for an "insanely good-looking" male to play the part, which is described as Jim Morrison meets James Dean. Drake will be a vampire who is very compassionate, protective and a thoughtful poet.
The role will be series regular status and the actor must be comfortable performing simulated, almost nude sex scenes with another man in front of a large group of people.
This will be Lafayette's first regular boyfriend since Jesus Velasquez (Kevin Alejandro) from seasons 3-5. Though Ellis is a series regular, Lafayette was mostly in the background through season 6, but he will return for season 7 with more screentime and storylines.
News that Lafayette will be getting a new boyfriend is one of many new details that have been revealed about the final season of True Blood. Enstars reported Wednesday morning that Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Sam (Sam Trammell) would be coming together in the season premiere to devise a new plan in which each human would have their own vampire to protect them. Moyer will be directing the season 7 premiere.
True Blood season 7 premieres in summer 2014 on HBO, though the network has not yet scheduled a specific premiere date.
Watch highlights of Lafayette's storylines on True Blood here: