Filming in True Blood Season 7 is scheduled to get underway next month.
But producers have now been left scrambling to fill a role they had already thought filled, as insiders confirm to TV Line that Luke Grimes has dropped out of the series as James.
Viewers first met James last year when he got VERY close to Deborah Ann Woll's Jessica.
Why the switch?
A network source simply says the role is being "recast" due to "the creative direction" of the character, but another mole claims Grimes was upset when he read Season 7 scripts and they didn't involve him sharing much screen time with Woll, a good friend.
The actor, meanwhile, has been cast as Christian's brother in Fifty Shades of Grey.
The HBO series will wrap up with Season 7 and you can watch True Blood online over at TV Fanatic to catch up before then.