May 12, 2010 12:00 AM

In the latest in a series of promotional posters for the hit vampire drama True Blood, HBO is hinting at things — namely werewolves — to come.

Joe Manganiello has signed on to play werewolf Alcide Herveaux, a season 3 love interest for Anna Paquin‘s Sookie Stackhouse.

In the books by Charlaine Harris that the show is based on, Alcide helps Sookie search for her beloved vampire beau Bill Compton (played by Stephen Moyer), who went missing at the end of season 2.

Sookie isn’t the only one getting a love interest. Southland star Kevin Alejandro is joining the cast as well to play Jesus, who will catch the eye of Lafayette, Bon Temps flashy short-order cook. Could he be another wolf in sheep’s clothing?

True Blood‘s third season premieres June 13 on HBO.

Tell us: Are you excited for the return of True Blood? Any thoughts, theories or wishes for its characters?

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