'True Blood' Star Mehcad Brooks Lands In ABC's 'Deep End'

Mehcad Brooks arrives at the premiere of the 2nd season of HBO's 'True Blood' at the Paramount Theater on June 9, 2009 in Los Angeles Mehcad Brooks arrives at the premiere of the 2nd season of HBO's 'True Blood' at the Paramount Theater on June 9, 2009 in Los Angeles

“True Blood” star Mehcad Brooks is moving from the bayou to the boardroom.

Brooks, who plays Benedict “Eggs” Talley on the hit HBO vampire series, has just landed a role as a series regular in ABC’s upcoming legal drama “The Deep End,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In “The Deep End,” the 28-year-old Brooks will play Malcolm Bennet, an associate at a prestigious LA law firm where the show is set.

The casting, however, does raise questions – and possibly provide hints – to the future of Brooks’ character on “True Blood,” which wraps up Season 2 on September 13.

Brooks’ other acting credits include the films “In the Valley of Elah” and “Glory Road,” as well as TV roles in “Dollhouse,” “K-Ville” and “Desperate Housewives,” where he played Josh Applewhite during the show’s second season.

“The Deep End” is expected to debut as a mid-season show on ABC.

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