'True Blood's leading hunk Stephen Moyer is joining Carrie Underwood in the ambitious NBC live television performance of 'The Sound of Music' on Dec. 5, 2013.
Moyer has been cast as Captain Georg von Trapp, the father and patriarch of the von Trapp Family Singers, a family musical act that rose to prominence in Europe in the 1930s. Moyer will be stepping into the role made famous by Christopher Plummer in the classic 1965 film adaptation of the Rogers & Hammerstein musical based on Maria von Trapp's memoir. Captain von Trapp, Moyer's character, is a war hero and a single father of seven talented children. Living in Austria on the cusp of World War II, the militaristic but warm-hearted von Trapp engages a young governess, Maria (Underwood), who he hires to take care of his children.
On Dec. 5, 2013, NBC will air a three-hour live television production of 'The Sound of Music,' based on the original 1959 Tony Award-winning musical. The film adaptation starring Julie Andrews in Underwood's role won five Academy Awards and is widely considered one of the most important films in Hollywood history. Beth McCarthy-Miller and Rob Ashford will serve as directors on the NBC production.
Aside from 'True Blood,' Moyer is a veteran of several television series including 'Jan' and 'The Starter Wife.' Carrie Underwood is a thirty year-old singer, songwriter and actor; she made her feature film debut in 2011's 'Soul Surfer.' Underwood has won six Grammy Awards and is looking for 'The Sound of Music' to cement her acting career alongside her impressive music resume.
Will you be tuning in to 'The Sound of Music' on NBC, Dec. 5?