Joe Manganiello Gears Up For True Blood Season 6: The Scripts Are 'Pretty Wild!'

Joe Manganiello attends the HBO after party at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards at Circa 55 restaurant at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 Joe Manganiello attends the HBO after party at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards at Circa 55 restaurant at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013

Joe Manganiello has been sporting a longer-locked look lately, thanks to his role in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s next movie, “Ten,” but he’s about to chop it down.

“It’s gonna get cut off this week to go back to ‘True Blood,’” he told Access Hollywood on Sunday night on the pink carpet at HBO’s Golden Globes after-party.

Joe plays Alcide Herveaux — a contractor (and werewolf) in “True Blood” — and he hinted at the drama ahead for his character when the show returns to HBO later this year.

“[It’s] racier,” he said. “My character’s taken over the wolf pack, so as an alpha, and a pack of dogs, you gotta regulate, you gotta set it straight with everybody so there’s some violence. It’ll be fun.”

Joe said the material he’s read for the new season amps things up.

“This is Season 6 and the first couple scripts I read – I think they’re doing a lot of stuff that they maybe held back on the past couple years,” he told Access. “They’re pretty wild. I think it’s going to be a pretty wild season.”

Temperatures have dropped in Southern California, and with plenty of skin on display in the series, Joe is hoping things change by the time he hits the set later this week.

“Wednesday night I start shooting, so I really hope it warms up by then or it’s going to be a really tough night,” he laughed.

-- Jolie Lash

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