Rutina Wesley is moving on from the vampires of “True Blood” to another creature with a taste for gore.
Wesley, who played Tara Thornton on HBO’s vampy drama “True Blood,” has been tapped for NBC’s cannibal drama “Hannibal,” a spokeswoman for the network told TheWrap on Friday.
The “True Blood” alum will join the show for its third season, playing Reba McClane, a blind woman who catches the Red Dragon’s eye, essentially the bride to be of the monster and Francis Dolarhyde’s (Richard Armitage) last best chance at humanity.
“Hannibal” will return for its third season this summer.
Inspire Entertainment and Vox represent Wesley.
TVLine first reported Wesley’s casting.