‘True Blood’ Returns With Hair-Raising Threesome

'There are a few perks to being Packmaster,' Joe Manganiello teased of the sexy scene.

It’s good to be Packmaster.

Though Joe Manganiello’s wolfy alter ego Alcide Harveaux didn’t get a significant amount of screentime during Sunday’s season six premiere of “True Blood,” viewers did get an eyeful of the leading lycanthrope. Alcide’s first order of business as top dog: a celebratory threesome with Rikki (Kelly Overton) and Danielle (Jamie Gray Hyder).

“It’s gotta be a first,” Manganiello told MTV News of his werewolf ménage à trois (which, in case you missed it, occurred while the characters were in their human form). “I think they looked at the sex scene last year and went, ‘OK, where do we go from there? They figured it out. Unfortunately, it was about 18 degrees outside when we filmed that.”

Despite the harsh conditions, little of Manganiello’s fine form was left covered during the brief scene. In fact, the actor didn’t even bother wearing shoes.

“No, I didn’t,” he confirmed. “I went method … I had a strategically placed foot warmer.”

We’ll let your imaginations run wild with that one for a moment.

For Manganiello’s co-star Jamie Gray Hyder, this was her first time dropping trou for “True Blood,” yet she called the scene “surprisingly comfortable.”

“Joe and Kelly have both experienced nudity on the show in the past, and this is my second season working with them. I love them both and trust them so much that going into it, I knew it was going to be OK,” she recalled. “The crew is experienced in dealing with it. The network is. I trust them 100 percent. It’s not an easy decision to make, but they make it easy for you on ‘True Blood,’ just knowing you’re going to be well taken care of.”

And to hear Hyder explain it, Manganiello may have exaggerated — just a touch — about the severity of the temps. (Though only slightly.)

“Joe and Kelly both made sure I was comfortable with the scene, and we said, ‘All right, let’s do this!’ And we did, in 30-degree weather in the middle of the woods.”

So is this the start of weekly trysts for the trio? Manganiello warned not to expect a repeat performance.

“There are a few perks to being Packmaster that begin and end with episode one, unfortunately,” he teased.

That’s why we have a DVR, Joe.