'True Blood' star Stephen Moyer joins NBC's live 'Sound of Music' special

stephen-moyer-the-sound-of-music-gi.jpgThe hills are alive, and Bill Compton's lurking amongst them.

NBC announced Friday (Aug. 23) that "True Blood" star Stephen Moyer would be joining the cast of the live holiday production of the classic musical "The Sound of Music."

Moyer will be filling Christopher Plummer's iconic shoes as Capt. Georg Von Trapp, single father to those seven adorable, motherless moppets. He joins the previously cast Carrie Underwood as Maria.

The "True Blood" actor is no stranger to the stage. Just last month, he appeared in the Hollywood Bowl's production of the equally iconic musical "Chicago," playing Billy Flynn.

The three-hour production, taking its cues from the original 1959 Broadway production, will air live on NBC on Thursday, Dec. 5

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