'True Blood' adds four as regulars

Guest stars promoted on HBO's freshman series

HBO's "True Blood" is adding some fresh blood for next season.

Guest stars Mehcad Brooks, Todd Lowe, Deborah Ann Woll and Michelle Forbes have been upped to regulars for the show's recently ordered second season.

All will appear in the first-season finale later this fall.

The season closer of Alan Ball's vampire drama will mark Brooks' first showing as Benedict "Eggs" Talley, a mellow, guitar-strumming refugee from a hard life.

"Gilmore Girls" alum Lowe debuted his character Terry Bellefleur in Episode 2.

Woll plays Jessica, while Forbes ("In Treatment") plays Maryann.

Brooks, best known for ABC's "Desperate Housewives" and the film "In the Valley of Elah," is repped by Innovative and Mosaic.

Lowe is with SMS Talent. Woll is with Stone Manners and Marshak/Zachary.