True Blood’s Stephen Moyer Is Playing Captain Von Trapp For NBC’s The Sound Of Music

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Well that was unexpected. 

Apparently Stephen Moyer can sing. I never knew. But yes, he’s been cast by NBC to play Captain von Trapp for their upcoming The Sound of Music production. You may remember when Carrie Underwood was cast as Maria?

Yes, Moyer and Underwood will play love interests. I’m having a hard time picturing this. But maybe that’s what people said about Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer?

“Moyer’s casting comes after the actor-director wrapped a three-night July run at the Hollywood Bowl in the musical production of Chicago, where he played lawyer Billy Flynn,” writes The Hollywood Reporter. “Moyer, a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, is best-known for playing Bill Compton in HBO’s True Blood. He is a U.K. theater veteran, having spent time with the National Theatre of Wales, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Oxford Stage Company and the Young Vic in England. Moyer has played the lead role in Romeo and Juliet and other productions.”

The three-hour production is set to take place live on NBC, December 5th.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."