Ryan Kwanten heads to New Girl

The True Blood star heads to the Fox sitcom.

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Ryan Kwanten

The Sydney native and True Blood star is taking on a new role. E! Online is reporting that Instead of bayou vampires, Kwanten will be wooing Zooey Deschanel on her popular new Fox sitcom, New Girl. The plot will revolve around Jess (Deschanel) heading to a bar on Valentines day with Schmidt (Max Greenfield) as her wingman, when she meets Oliver (Kwanten). 

Meanwhile Kwanten's main gig, True Blood went back in to production on November 21 for season 5 which will start airing on HBO starting in June 2012.

The Valentine's day episode of New Girl will air in February 2012.