stephen moyerSexy True Blood star Stephen Moyer's next gig is a serious departure from seducing humans for their blood in Bon Temps. He's going to play the decorated World War I hero, Captain Von Trapp, in the upcoming live TV production of The Sound of Music, set to air on December 5. 

He joins Carrie Underwood, already cast as Maria, who the world remembers best as being portrayed by Julie Andrews ... But it sounds like this production may have promise, too. Especially now that Stephen's onboard!

He's actually perfect for the part.

Stephen recently starred as the charismatic lawyer Billy Flynn in the Hollywood Bowl's production of Chicago. He's also been acting on stage since the early days of his career in the U.K.at the National Theatre of Wales, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Oxford Stage Company and the Young Vic.

While we may best recall the 1965 film version, which featured Christopher Plummer as Von Trapp, the Hollywood Reporter notes that the three-hour production is based on the original 1959 Broadway production of The Sound of Music, which starred Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel. While Bikel is a legend and his acclaimed 1959 production wracked up Tonys galore -- including best musical -- I'm sure he never portrayed a seductive, shirtless vampire, amirite?! That fact alone is sure to Stephen, Carrie, and company a leg up in the ratings!

What do you think of Stephen Moyer as Capt. Von Trapp?

 

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