By Margaret Lyons
Updated December 15, 2010 at 06:00 PM EST
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True Blood

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Image Credit: Todd Williamson/WireImage.comEven more new characters for True Blood! Yes, it’s true: In Treatment‘s Dane DeHaan has been cast as Timbo, a teen resident of Hotshot. Recall that Hotshot is HQ for the werepanthers, so I’m guessing DeHaan will be panther-ing it up. Rebecca Wisocky has also been cast as Queen Mab, according to Deadline.

DeHaan kicked ass as Jesse on In Treatment this season, so I’m thrilled to see him get another high-profile gig. Jesse was a moody, unpredictable gay teenager trying to find his place in the world, especially in the context of being adopted and not always meshing with his parents. It was a demanding part, especially because Jesse was often annoying and mean and myopic — you know, a teenager.

Here’s my one concern, and it’s one I’ve had for a while now: There are already a lot of characters on True Blood. Like, a lot a lot. I love the show when it focuses on the core characters, but I just couldn’t care less about, oh, the dog-fighting circuit from last season. Give me more Eric, Bill, and Sookie! Give me less Crystal, please.

But maybe I’m alone on this one. Do you True Blood fans share my concern that the storylines might be spread among too many characters? Or are you a the-more-the-merrier kind of PopWatcher?

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True Blood

Sookie, Bill, Eric, Lafayette, Sam and the other residents Bon Temps deal with vampires, werewolves, fairies, and shape-shifters—not to mention romance and drama
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