Mehcad Brooks in 'The Deep End'

'True Blood' co-star joins ABC drama as a regular

From vampires to ... more conventional blood-suckers.

"True Blood" co-star Mehcad Brooks has joined ABC's midseason legal drama "The Deep End" as a regular.

On the show, set at a prestigious L.A. law firm, Brooks will play a new character, Malcolm Bennet, an associate at the firm.

The casting raises questions about the future of his "True Blood" character, Benedict "Eggs" Talley, who was introduced in the first-season finale.

Brooks was then promoted to regular for the vampire drama's second season and has been prominently featured on the show this summer.

Brooks, who also co-starred on ABC's "Desperate Housewives," is repped by Innovative and Mosaic.